HER NAME IS SABINE
"Actress Sandrine Bonnaire makes her directorial debut with a powerful personal documentary about her younger sister Sabine."
– French Magazine
"The most beautiful film that Cannes has given us this year...it's cinema at its purest!"
"[A] piercing, deeply personal look at autism."
– NOW Magazine
An intelligent, moving and beautiful portrait of Sabine, a 38-year-old autistic woman, filmed by her sister, the famous French actress Sandrine Bonnaire. Through personal footage filmed over a period of 25 years, it is revealed that Sabine's growth and many talents were crushed by improper diagnosis and an inadequate care structure. After a tragic five-year stay in a psychiatric hospital, Sabine finally finds a new lease on life in a home together with other young people living with similar mental and emotional illnesses. This very intimate film also sends an urgent message to a society that still does not know how to properly take care of its citizens with physical and psychological disabilities.
Director and Cast
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Format: DVD (NTSC)
Encoding: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1
Screen Format: 4x3 (Not Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Closed Captioned: No
"[Sabine] is the most beautiful film that Cannes has given us this year… It's cinema at its purest,"
--FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) - Review
“[Bonnaire] makes a touching, educational directorial debut… a thoughtful look… Deeply human documentary… will engage TV viewers worldwide and is a fine tool for discussing the toll on loving families when a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment are withheld or unavailable.”
--Lisa Nesselson/ Variety - Review
“You may have seen films about people with mental and physical illnesses, but you've never seen it handled this expertly.”
--Ain’t It Cool News - Review
Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review