6:15PM Thursday, 15 August, 2019 NZST  at  Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin
Sibyl

Exploring psychotherapy, boundaries and obsession, Justine Triet's film deliciously portrays the creative crisis of a shrink-wannabe-author, who steals her actress patient's story for a novel.

"The Sibyl of the film's title, portrayed by Virginie Efira, is a psychologist weaning off her patients to return to her first love of writing fiction. She can't resist the lure of hysterical patient Margot (Adèle Exarchopoulos, perpetually weeping), an up-and-coming leading lady having an affair with the principal actor of her next project (Gaspard Ulliel), also the boyfriend of its director (Sandra Huller). Unwittingly swept up into Margot's drama, Sibyl's own demons return to haunt her and challenge her sobriety and the stability of her household." ? Bradley Warren, The Playlist

"Triet manages to build a complex, multi-dimensional portrait of a talented woman… who wants to have it all - career, family, creative inspiration and a good sex life - and winds up falling victim to her own ambition... It's about as French as you can get… and Triet handles the material gracefully and altogether skilfully, directing star… Efira to one of her most impressive all-encompassing performances to date." - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

France/Belgium 2019
Director: Justine Triet
In French with English subtitles
100 minutes/CinemaScope/Censors rating tbc

https://www.nziff.co.nz/2019/dunedin/