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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Elle s’appelle Sabine

Fortnight 2007, Feature film, 1h25

Synopsis

A sensitive portrait of Sabine Bonnaire, a 38-year-old autistic woman, filmed by her closest sister. The film tells her story through personal footage filmed by the actress over a period of 25 years, and her life today in a suitable facility. This documentary shows us an endearing personality, whose growth and many talents were crushed by an inadequate care structure. After a tragic five-year stay in a psychiatric hospital, Sabine found a new lease on life ‘ even if these capacities remain altered ‘ in a home in the Charente region. The film exposes the penury of specialized institutions and the dramatic consequences they can lead to.

Director

Sandrine Bonnaire

The revelation of Maurice Pialat’s 1983 film A nos amours, for which she was the César as best young hopeful, Sandrine Bonnaire has been a front-rank actress in French cinema. She has appeared in the films of Agnès Varda, Claude Chabrol, Claude Sautet, Patrice Leconte, André Téchiné, Jacques Rivette, Jean-Pierre Améris, Pierre Jolivet, among others. Elle s’appelle Sabine marks her feature-length directing debut.

Screenplay
Sandrine Bonnaire

Image
Sandrine Bonnaire, Catherine Cabrol

Sound
Jean-Bernard Thomasson, Philippe Richard

Editing
Svetlana Vaynblat

Production : Mosaique Films 19, rue Béranger 75003 Paris France Tél : +33 (0)1 42 71 17 90 Fax : +33 (0)1 42 71 17 88 Mosaique.films@noos.fr distribution: Wide Management 40, rue Saint Anne 75002 Paris Paris Loïc Magneron wide@widemanagement.com cell: +33 (0)6 60 43 96 86 Presse / Publicist : André Paul Ricci Tony Arnoux Tél : +33 (0)1 49 53 04 20 Cell : +33 (0)6 24 72 28 62