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  • Summary: In 1977, a surprising find in Switzerland led to the re-discovery of one of the most important female figures in the early history of psychoanalysis. The found diaries and letters revealed an extensive relationship between the unknown Russian-Jewish psychiatrist Sabina Spielrein and twoIn 1977, a surprising find in Switzerland led to the re-discovery of one of the most important female figures in the early history of psychoanalysis. The found diaries and letters revealed an extensive relationship between the unknown Russian-Jewish psychiatrist Sabina Spielrein and two founding fathers of pyschoanalysis, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. The correspondence charted Spielrein's previously unknown influence on both men's lives and work, as well as her own unique contributions to the field of psychoanalysis. Through recreations and voice-over readings of Sabina's letters, the lost story comes alive and a true pioneer of psychoanalysis and child psychology gets the recognition she deserves. (Facets Multimedia) Expand

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  1. 88
    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.
  2. 80
    This evocative film is a poignant testament to the twin forces of love (however blighted) and the unconscious.
  3. 75
    Hats off to Elisabeth Marton, who has taken a bunch of dry facts and fashioned them into the gorgeous My Name Was Sabina Spielrein.
  4. Reviewed by: Andy Klein
    70
    Engaging doc should stir psychologists and feminists.
  5. As complex as its subject's life and - like her - both flawed and fascinating.
  6. A fascinating historical tale is rendered with less than compelling results in this pseudo-documentary.
  7. However fascinating the source material, there's something less than cinematic about 90 minutes of watching people read letters in front of windows.

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