Sandrine Bonnaire’s (Clermont-Ferrand 1967) career started by chance at the beginning of the Eighties, at the time of La boum 2. At the end of the decade Maurice Pialat discovers her talent: she becomes her favourite actress. One after another, she plays prestigious roles in his films, until Sous le Soleil de Satan, Golden Palm in 1987 Cannes Festival. Since that moment, the main French directors want her for their movies: Jacques Rivette (Jeanne la Pulcelle; Secret défense), Claude Sautet (Quelques jours avec moi), Patrice le conte (Monsieur Hire, Confidences trop intimes), Claude Chabrol (La Cérémonie, for whom she is awarded the Volpi Cup in Venice, together with Isabelle Huppert, in 1995), which means her definitive consecration.
With Elle s’appelle Sabine, dedicated to her autistic sister, presented and warmly welcomed in 2007 Cannes’ Quinzaine des réalisateurs, Sandrine Bonnaire reveals as a sensitive and moving director. Vivo film has recently acquired its distribution rights for Italy. Elle s’appelle Sabine has been premiered in Italy in Bellaria Film Festival in June, 2008.