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 a period of twenty-five 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 very intimate film also sends an urgent message to a society that still does not know how to properly take care of its citizens with physical and psychological disabilities.
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Riveting documentary by French actress Sandrine Bonnaire chronicling the decline of her autistic sister after 5 years of psychiatric "treatment" in an institution and the eventual placement of Sabine in a nurturing group home. A testament to the power of sisterly love (we learn that it is Sandrine who is pivotal in obtaining funding for this home). Both an indictmentof old-school pysch wards and an argument for the individual attention and support that smaller-scale settings and family participation have to offer people living with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.