Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Starring: Tammy Blanchard (Sybil), Jessica Lange (Dr. Cornelia)
Country: United States
Genres: Based on a True Story, Domestic Abuse, Misery, Family
Plot – Spoilers:
Based on a true story, Sybil is an art student prone to blackouts and uncontrolled behavior that eventually gets the attention of the faculty. A psychiatrist Dr Cornelia is convinced to have a few sessions with Sybil, during which she encounters multiple personalities, each with their own identity, personality, age and gender. 16 in all. The doc attempts to prise out the source of Sybil’s personalities and uncovers a history of abuse and a difficult relationship with her mother.
There are some memorable scenes and quotes in Sybil that will probably resonate with anyone who’s struggled with issues of the mind.