Her Name is Sabine

Directed by Sandrine Bonnaire
Film Movement
2007
85 Minutes
France
French
Documentary, Drama
Not Rated
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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.

DVD Features

Bonus short: The Visitor, directed by Dan West

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Actress Sandrine Bonnaire makes her directorial debut with a powerful personal documentary about her younger sister Sabine."
    French Magazine
  • Highest Rating
    "The most beautiful film that Cannes has given us this year...it's cinema at its purest!"
    FIPRESCI
  • Highest Rating
    "[A] piercing, deeply personal look at autism."
    NOW Magazine

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