HER NAME IS SABINE

Directed by Sandrine Bonnaire
  • France / 
  • 2007 / 
  • French with English subtitles / 
  • 85 min
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"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!"
– FIPRESCI
"[A] piercing, deeply personal look at autism."
– NOW Magazine

Synopsis

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.

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