Starring Viriginie Efira (Elle) and Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Color), this brainy erotic drama with lesbian undertones is typically French.
Sibyl, a jaded psychotherapist, returns to her first passion: writing. But her newest patient Margot, a troubled up-and-coming actress, proves to be a source of inspiration that is far too tempting. Fascinated almost to the point of obsession, Sibyl becomes more and more involved in Margot’s tumultuous life, reviving volatile memories that bring her face to face with her past.
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.
Directed by Justine Triet Written by Justine Triet, Arthur Harari
Starring Virigine Efira, Adele Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel, Sandra Huller
Produced by David Thion and Phillippe Martin
Edited by Laurent Senechal Cinematography by Simon Beaufils Sound by Julien Sicart