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Sibyl (2019)

Not Rated | | Drama | 11 September 2020 (USA)
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A jaded psychotherapist returns to her first passion of becoming a writer.


Justine Triet


Arthur Harari (screenplay), David H. Pickering (English dialogue) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginie Efira ... Sibyl
Adèle Exarchopoulos ... Margot Vasilis
Gaspard Ulliel ... Igor
Sandra Hüller ... Mika
Laure Calamy ... Edith
Niels Schneider ... Gabriel
Paul Hamy ... Etienne
Arthur Harari Arthur Harari ... Katz
Adrien Bellemare Adrien Bellemare ... Daniel
Jeane Arra-Bellanger Jeane Arra-Bellanger ... Selma (as Jeane Ara Bellanger)
Liv Harari Liv Harari ... Livia
Lorenzo Lefèbvre Lorenzo Lefèbvre ... Galotin
Aurélien Bellanger Aurélien Bellanger ... L'éditeur
Philip Vormwald Philip Vormwald ... Le patient quitté
Henriette Desjonquères Henriette Desjonquères ... La meneuse AA


A sly, sultry character study from filmmaker Justine Triet, SIBYL follows a psychotherapist (Virginie Efira) who decides to quit her practice and return to writing instead. As Sibyl starts dropping patients, she begins to struggle with excess time and a lack of inspiration--until she gets a call from Margot (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a young actress wrapped up in a dramatic affair with her costar, Igor (Gaspard Ulliel), who happens to be married to the film's director (Sandra Hüller). Becoming further enmeshed in Margot's life, Sibyl starts to blur past and present, fiction with reality, and the personal with the professional as she begins to use Margot's life as source material for her novel. Written by Music Box Films

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An ersatz of Providence
26 May 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

The trailer was classically misleading. I did not expect a pale remake of Providence (1977) directed by Alain Resnais.

In short: 1) Sibyl has a few undisclosed skeletons in the closet and manages them while drinking abusively. 2) Sibyl is a shrink and the border between her private life and her professional life does not exist. 3) Sibyl is a writer and she draws inspiration from her own surroundings. Thus, given these three points, fiction and reality are quickly confused, for Sibyl first and for the audience even more.

Although the actresses Sandra Hüller and Adèle Exarchopoulos are outstanding, this story of a lost woman suffering of emotional distress is globally boring.

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Release Date:

11 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)



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2.39 : 1
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