Sibyl

  • 100'
  • France
  • 2019

Sibyl (beautifully played by Virginie Efira) is a psychotherapist with a troubled past. She decides to get rid of most of her patients so she can write a novel. But she is intrigued by new patient Margot (Adèle Exarchopoulos), and starts secretly recording their conversations as inspiration. Margot is an up-and-coming actress who is having an affair with actor Igor, whose wife Mika (Sandra Hüller) is the director of the film they are both working on. The fact that Margot is pregnant by Igor makes things extra complicated.

The parallels and differences between the three women are gradually exposed by cutting back and forth between Sibyl’s present and past, her sessions with Margot and the shooting of the film. In this dramedy, director Triet, who also worked with Efira on Victoria (2016), tackles interesting issues: manipulation, imposter syndrome and the relationship between fiction and reality. Could director Mika and psychotherapist Sibyl actually have more in common then they realise?

Director
Justine Triet
Countries of production
France, Belgium
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
100'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Italian, French, English
Producers
David Thion, Philippe Martin
Production Company
Les Films Pelléas
Sales
mk2 Films
Screenplay
Justine Triet, Arthur Harari
Cinematography
Simon Beaufils
Editor
Laurent Sénéchal
Production Design
Toma Baqueni
Cast
Virginie Efira, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel, Sandra Hüller, Laure Calamy, Niels Schneider, Paul Hamy
Local Distributor
Cherry Pickers