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’Humanité
"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.