Elle s'appelle Sabine

(France/Switzerland/Belgium, 2007, 85 minutes)

Acclaimed actress Sandrine Bonnaire tells the story of her autistic sister Sabine, whose illness was left undiagnosed until late in life and lived a normal life until a disastrous stay in a psychiatric ward. Thoughtful, touching documentary that makes good use of home movies and never feels intrusive.

A Mosaïque Films production, with the participation of France 3, Télévision Suisse Romande TSR and RTBF Télévision Belge, with the support of Région Poitou-Charentes, Département de la Charente, Région Champagne-Ardenne, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Procirep and Angoa. Directed by Sandrine Bonnaire; produced by Thomas Schmitt; written by Sandrine Bonnaire, with the collaboration of Catherine Cabrol; original music by Jefferson Lembeye, Walter N'Guyen; camera (colour, DV), Sandrine Bonnaire and Catherine Cabrol; editor, Svetlana Vaynblat.


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