Here is the trailer from Music Box’s AUGUSTINE. The film is directed by Alice Winocour, starring Vincent Lindon, Soko, and Chiara Mastroianni.
AUGUSTINE will open in Los Angeles and New York on May 17, 2013 followed by a national rollout.
After suffering an inexplicable seizure, which leaves her paralyzed on her right side, 19-year-old Augustine (27 year-old singer-turned-actress Soko in a break out performance) is shipped off to Paris’ all female psychiatric hospital Pitié-Salpêtriere which specializes in detecting the then-fashionable ailment of ‘hysteria’. Augustine captures the attention of Dr. Charcot (Vincent Lindon, Mademoiselle Chambon, Welcome) after a seizure, which appears to give her intense physical pleasure. Intrigued, he begins using her as his principal subject hypnotizing her in front of fellow doctors – as she displays her unusual fits in lecture halls – eventually blurring the lines between doctor and patient.
AUGUSTINE is the feature film directorial debut of 36 year-old director Alice Winocour, a graduate of the Paris film school La Femis. Her first short film Kitchen was selected in competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, and she co-wrote the screenplay for Ursula Meier’s Home. Pop singer Soko was nominated for a César for Best Female Newcomer for Xavier Giannoli’s Cannes Film Festival selection In the Beginning. Chiara Mastroianni, who plays Dr. Charcot’s wife, has collaborated with some of France’s finest directors including André Téchiné (My Favorite Season), Arnaud Desplechin (A Christmas Tale), Christophe Honoré (Love Songs) as well as American directors Robert Altman (Prêt-à-Porter) and Gregg Araki (Nowhere).