Blu-ray, DVD Release: Rodin

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 2, 2018
Price: DVD $17.99, Blu-ray $22.99
Studio: Cohen Media

The latest film from Jacques Doillon, the multiple award-winning director of Ponette, La drôlesse and The Three-Way Wedding,  among others, is Rodin, a biographical drama starring Vincent Lindon (Mademoiselle Chambon) as the great sculptor.

Paris, 1880. The 40-year-old sculptor Auguste Rodin (Lindon) finally receives his first state commission, “The Gates of Hell,” which will include “The Kiss” and “The Thinker,” two of his most famous creations. Constantly working, he shares his life with his lifelong partner, Rose (Séverine Caneele, Humanité), and his mistress, the young Camille Claudel (Izïa Higelin, Summertime), the gifted student who becomes his assistant and a talented sculptor in her own right.

Following his painful breakup with Rose, Rodin continues to work relentlessly while facing both the rejection and enthusiasm provoked by the sensuality and originality of his sculptures. Amongst those is Rodin’s statue of Balzac, long in the making and rejected during his lifetime, which was to become identified as the starting point of modern sculpture.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include the featurette “Sculpting Rodin.”

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.