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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2012: #36. Bruno Dumont’s La Créatrice

Unlike Gérard Depardieu, I can only picture a select few A-level French actresses who would be up to the challenge of working with someone such as Bruno Dumont and his emotionally devastating texts. It’ll be a first for him (he usually works with non-pros) and in an odd karma alignment, Binoche is playing the same role that Isabelle Adjani played in 1988’s titular Camille Claudel. Adjani’s co-star was Depardieu. Binoche will kick butt.

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#36. La Créatrice

Director/Writer: Bruno Dumont
Producers: Rachid Bouchareb and Jean Bréhat
Distributor: Rights Available

The Gist: This is about the tragic destiny of the sculptor Camille Claudel (Binoche) who in 1914 was committed by her family to a mental asylum in the South of France where she spent the last 30 years of her life and never sculpted again…(more)

Cast: Juliette Binoche and Denis Podalydès

List Worthy Reasons…: Unlike Gérard Depardieu, I can only picture a select few A-level French actresses who would be up to the challenge of working with someone such as Bruno Dumont and his emotionally devastating texts. It’ll be a first for him (he usually works with non-pros) and in an odd karma alignment, Binoche is playing the same role that Isabelle Adjani played in 1988’s titular Camille Claudel. Adjani’s co-star was Depardieu. Binoche will kick butt.

Release Date/Status?: The project was announced late in 2011 with filming is set for February.  A 2012 festival release at Venice/TIFF date is an outside possibilty.

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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