ELLE S'APPELLE SABINE

V'07

ELLE S'APPELLE SABINE

HER NAME IS SABINE

Sandrine Bonnaire
F, 2007
Documentaries, 85min, OmeU

ELLE S'APPELLE SABINE

Sandrine Bonnaire
F, 2007
Documentaries, 85min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Sandrine Bonnaire
Sound: 
Jean-Bernard Thomasson
Philippe Richard
Camera: 
Sandrine Bonnaire
Catherine Chabrol
Editor: 
Svetlana Vaynblat

Production: 
Mosaique Films 19 rue Béranger 75003 Paris T 1 42 71 17 90 mosaique.films@noos.fr
World Sales: 
Wide Management 40 rue Saint Anne 75002 Paris T 1 53 95 04 64 wide@widemanagement.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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.