Her name is Sabine (Elle s'appelle Sabine)

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SKU: B000YNFXSW Film Movement

Her name is Sabine - Elle s'appelle Sabine - 2007 film directed by Sandrine Bonnaire. This is 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 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 intimate film also sends an urgent message to a society that still does not know hoe to properly take care of its citizens with physical and psychological disabilities. In French with optional English subtitles. Unrated, 85 minutes.

Includes a FREE discussion guide!