Paris, winter 1885. At the Pitié -Salpêtriere Hospital, Professor Charcot is studying a mysterious illness : hysteria. Augustine, 19 years old, becomes his favorite guinea pig, the star of his demonstrations of hypnosis. The object of his studies will soon become the object of his desire...
- Astor de Plata for Best Actress - Mar del Plata IFF
- Best Directorial Debut - Camerimage IFF, Poland
- Vincent Lindon
- Chiara Mastroianni
- Olivier Rabourdin
- Roxane Duran
- Ange Ruzé
- Lise Lamétrie
- Alice Winocour
- Georges Lechaptois
- Julien Lacheray
- Jocelyn Pook
Absorbingly sensuous period drama from an exciting new French writing/directing talent.
I'm interested in this very sensorial side of cinema. I think that I have an obsession about physical dysfunctions.
Born in 1976 in Paris, Alice Winocour is a graduate of the screenwriting department at the prestigious Fémis film school. She has directed several award-winning shorts, including KITCHEN, which screened in competition at Cannes, and MAGIC PARIS, winner of the Grand Prix at the Cabourg Festival. AUGUSTINE was her first feature film, followed by DISORDER, which premiered at Un Certain Regard and screened at Toronto IFF. She is also the co-writer of MUSTANG, the French submission for the 2016 Academy Awards.