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Virtual: SIBYL

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Virtual: SIBYL
PRICE*: $10 ($8 Belcourt members) | VIEWING WINDOW: 3 days
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Past and present collide in an increasingly complicated and highly entertaining fashion in Justine Triet’s intricate study of the professional and personal masks we wear as we perform our daily lives. Psychotherapist Sibyl (Virginie Efira) abruptly decides to leave her practice to restart her writing career — only to find herself increasingly embroiled in the life of a desperate new patient. The patient, Margot (Adèle Exarchopoulos), is a movie star dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic affair with her costar, Igor (Gaspard Ulliel), while trying to finish a film shoot under the watchful eye of a demanding director (TONI ERDMANN’s Sandra Hüller), who happens to be Igor’s wife.

Sibyl, negotiating her own past demons, makes the fateful decision to use Margot’s experiences as inspiration for her book, as boundaries of propriety fall one after another. As Triet proved in her previous film IN BED WITH VICTORIA, which also starred the magnificently expressive Efira, the director is a master at creating heroines of intense complexity, and of maintaining a tricky balance between volatile drama and sly comedy. (Synopsis from the New York Film Festival)

“A stylish thriller with dark ideas about the dangers of storytelling… An elegant and clever portrait of a creative crisis.”  —Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“[Director Justine] Triet’s chic, blackly comic psychodrama piles up bad decisions like so many profiteroles in a croquembouche, admiring the teetering spectacle of its chaos as it goes. Indeed, the tail-end of this year’s Cannes competition was the ideal place to program a film that effectively plays as cinematic dessert…” —Guy Lodge, Variety

"Effortlessly evocative." —Manuela Lazic, Cinema Scope

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