• My Name Was Sabina Spielrein (2002)

My Name Was Sabina Spielrein Poster

Release Date: 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Narration and re-enactments bring to life the story of Sabina who, as a teenager, had a breakdown and was one of Carl Jung's early psychiatric patients, eventually becoming his lover, then entering the field herself. Her career contributions were largely forgotten, until the discovery of a box of her papers and diaries in 1977.

Director: Elisabeth Márton

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Hats off to Elisabeth Marton, who has taken a bunch of dry facts and fashioned them into the gorgeous My Name Was Sabina Spielrein. show more

  • A fascinating historical tale is rendered with less than compelling results in this pseudo-documentary. show more

  • Told mostly through haunting, often chilling visual fragments, this handsomely mounted and unusually gripping account amounts to an important exercise in biography: It faithfully restores Spielrein to her rightful place as a crucial contributor to the fields of child psychology and psychoanalysis. show more

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