My Name Was Sabina Spielrein
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In 1977, the history of psychoanalysis was virtually rewritten with the discovery of a box of correspondences and diaries that had belonged to a noted, but largely unrecognized child psychologist named Sabina Spielrein. Filmmaker Elisabeth Márton attempts to shed some light on the highly influential psychoanalyst's life in the 2002 biographical documentary entitled Ich Heiss Sabina Spielrein (My Name Was Sabina Spielrein). As a young woman, the deeply troubled Spielrein left Russia for Zurich and eventually crossed paths with Carl Jung, becoming his first analysis patient at his famous… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Marton tells this romantic and tragic story economically and imaginatively."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"This evocative film is a poignant testament to the twin forces of love (however blighted) and the unconscious."
‑ Leslie Camhi, Village Voice
"Combining dramatic re-creations with readings from long-forgotten letters and journal entries, Elisabeth Marton's enlightening depiction of the life and tragic death of Sabina Spielrein has all the markings of a historical potboiler."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A fascinating historical tale is rendered with less than compelling results in this pseudo-documentary."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Hats off to Elisabeth Marton, who has taken a bunch of dry facts and fashioned them into the gorgeous My Name Was Sabina Spielrein."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"The director Elisabeth Márton uses a trove of letters and diaries to tell the story of Sabina Spielrein, an important figure in the earliest days of psychoanalysis."
‑ Dana Stevens, New York Times
"When the director sticks to the facts, with narration, letters and photos, she brings Spielrein back to her appropriate place in history, as an influential figure in her own right."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
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