A few days ago, I watched the film Camille Claudel again.
I think in these days of “ME TOO” and the obscene disparity in gauging the value of male and female work, this film has powerful things to say. Bullies and tyrants and narcissists do what they do “because they can” and “you can’t stop me”.
Shine the brightest of lights upon them and their actions.
Keep their path uneasy.
Point them out.
I’d also like to take a moment to reflect on the remarkable Isabel Adjani. Her performance in this movie rips my heart out. The last shot of this ferociously talented character being carried away in a cage is devastating.
I am a big fan of Ms. Adjani.
Yes of course, she’s beautiful.
AND she’s given us other captivating performances in The History of Adele H., Nosferatu, Diabolique, and The Tenant.
Don’cha think it’s time we forgave her for Ishtar?