Monday, March 31, 2008

Her Name is Sabine


The most arresting thing about Her Name is Sabine, a documentary filmed by Sandrine Bonnaire to document the effects of a lack of care on her younger autistic sister, Sabine, are the clips from the home movies Sandrine took when they were young. Spending five years undiagnosed in a mental institution renders Sabine nearly unrecognizable from the spirited girl she used to be.
"The most beautiful film Cannes has given us this year.”—Jean Roy, L’Humanit√©
"Intimate but never transgressive, informative but never clinical." Lisa Nesselson, Variety
This documentary will be shown at BHPL this Wednesday, April 2, from 7 p.m. to 8:25 p.m in the meeting room downstairs. It's in French with English subtitles. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

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