Rodin

 Nudity & sexual references

Director: Jacques Doillon
Cast: Vincent Lindon, Izïa Higelin, Séverine Caneele, Bernard Verley, Anders Danielsen Lie, Oliver Cadiot
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2016
Genre: Drama, Biopic
Duration: 119 min
Festivals: Cannes International Film Festival (Competition) 2017

“Jacques Doillon delivers a touching testament to the precision, beauty and sensuality of Rodin’s work.” Femme Actuelle

Synopsis

Paris 1880. At 40 years of age, Rodin at last receives his first public commission and creates his famous unfinished portal The Gates of Hell, a sculptural group work composed of many figures (some of these, such as Le Baiser and Le Penseur, will become his most famous pieces). It is at this time that he meets young Camille Claudel, his most talented student. She entices him with her youth, sensuality and artistic prowess. After ten years of passion, mutual admiration and complicity followed by a break up, Rodin relentlessly pursues his work. He has to cope with as much rejection as enthusiasm provoked by the sensuality of his sculptures.

Striving for authenticity, the film was supported by the Musée Rodin in Paris as part of the centennial commemorations of Rodin’s death, and filmed in his own house in Meudon. Director Jacques Doillon explores the intertwined connection between the artist and his works. He shows Rodin at work, in revolt, always pursuing an idea, and when found, physically working through it. A physicality that is transported by Vincent Lindon’s performance, who skillfully conveys what it is to work with material, being obsessed with an idea and persisting. The film beautifully captures the essence of Rodin’s sculptures, transcribing the idea of movement and strong emotions that made the sculptor’s work world-famous.

Trailer

French trailer (no subtitles)

Screenings

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS NEWMARKET
Tue 6 March 6:15 pm*
Fri 9 March 10:00 am
Wed 14 March 8:30 pm
* Includes introduction in partnership with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

AUCKLAND – BERKELEY CINEMAS TAKAPUNA
Fri 2 March 10:30 am
Sat 10 March 6:00 pm  SPECIAL EVENT: French Painting Class
Tue 20 March 10:30 am

CHRISTCHURCH – HOYTS RICCARTON
Fri 9 March 10:30 am
Thu 15 March 1:30 pm
Tue 20 March 6:00 pm*
* Includes introduction in partnership with Christchurch Art Gallery

WELLINGTON – EMBASSY THEATRE
Mon 12 March 10:30 am D
Sat 17 March 1:45 pm D
Tue 20 March 8:40 pm D

NEW PLYMOUTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Wed 14 March 2:30 pm

NELSON – SUTER THEATRE
Fri 16 March 3:25 pm
Sat 24 March 1:00 pm

TIMARU – MOVIE MAX DIGITAL
Fri 16 March 1:00 pm

TAURANGA – RIALTO CINEMAS
Tue 20 March 11:00 am
Sat 24 March 3:45 pm

HAVELOCK NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Tue 27 March 11:00 am
Tue 3 April  8:00 pm

DUNEDIN – RIALTO CINEMAS
Thu 29 March 12:05 pm

HAMILTON – LIDO CINEMA
Mon 2 April 6:00 pm

ARROWTOWN – DOROTHY BROWNS
Mon 9 April 1:15 pm

PALMERSTON NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Thu 12 April 10:30 am
Mon 16 April 6:00 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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