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Part of SFFILM Festival


Directed by Justine Triet

France | Fiction | 100

9 Apr
Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 8:45 pm
Creativity Theater
Creativity Theater 221 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
10 Apr
Fri, Apr 10 at 6:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive


A new patient triggers a psychotherapist’s obsessions in this psychological thriller. An aspiring writer, Sibyl (Virginie Efira) follows actress Margot (Adèle Exarchopoulos) to a remote island movie set under the guise of treatment. But, really, she aims to observe the young woman’s romantic travails for artistic fodder, crossing more than ethical boundaries as she enmeshes herself in Margot’s world. Efira’s fearless performance as a woman undone by memories of her past and her own transgressions adds an erotic jolt to Justine Triet’s provocative third feature.

“Providing a welcome female viewpoint on a genre that’s been all-too often tackled by men… Sibyl is at once a sultry, suspense-ridden drama, and, like the director’s previous features, the frenzied profile of a woman juggling professional and personal needs with extreme difficulty.” –Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

Director Justine Triet

Justine Triet is a graduate of the Paris National School of Fine Arts. After making shorts and a couple of documentaries, Solférino (2009) and Des ombres dans la maison (2010), she switched to narrative features, debuting with Age of Panic (2013), followed by In Bed with Victoria (2016).

Film Details

Language French

Year 2019

Runtime 100

Country France/Belgium

Director Justine Triet

Producer David Thion, Philippe Martin

Writer Justine Triet, Arthur Harari

Editor Laurent Sénéchal

Cinematographer Simon Beaufils

Cast Virginie Efira, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel