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Hysteria

Spotlight

U.S. Premiere

USA, U.K., France, Luxembourg | 95 MINUTES | English |

HYSTERIA

Female Director(s), Comedy
In 19th-century London, young doctor Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) is fed up with the archaic practices of Victorian medicine. After being fired from yet another hospital for his refusal to kowtow to the demands of his superiors, Granville finds himself working for a doctor who focuses on the treatment of "hysteria" in female patients. As Granville spends his days manually easing the stress and melancholy of his patients, he becomes intrigued by his boss' eldest daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a rabble-rousing feminist who shuns the expectations and limitations of Victorian culture. The two rebels build an alliance as they confront a society that is not eager to change, and along the way they encounter the possibility of love and the invention of the electro-mechanical vibrator.

Director Tanya Wexler's joyful, romantic third feature is the rare period film that manages to feel utterly alive and vital in the 21st century. Sharply written and wonderfully acted by a cast that also features Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett, and Jonathan Pryce, Wexler's film is a sexy, funny, and genuinely moving film that is sure to stimulate audiences.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Tanya Wexler and Tanya Wexler

Tanya Wexler developed Hysteria with producer Tracey Becker from a two-page treatment. She studied psychology at Yale and received her MFA in directing from Columbia. Her feature films are Relative Evil and Finding North, and her upcoming projects include The New Me and Paper Cuts.
Story by
Howard Gensler
Director of Photography
Sean Bobbitt
Director
Tanya Wexler
Production Designer
Sophie Becher
Editor
Jon Gregory
Sound Mixer
Martin Trevis
Screenwriter
Stephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa Dyer
Composer
Gast Waltzing, Christian Henson
Producer
Sarah Curtis, Judy Cairo, Tracey Becker
Co-Producer
Anouk Nora, Jimmy De Brabant, Bob Bellion
Primary Cast
Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett Additional credits if available: Ashley Jensen, Sheridan Smith, Gemma Jones, Georgie Glen, Anna Chancellor
Executive Producer
Michael A. Simpson, Eric Brenner, Ken Atchity, Sandra Siegal, Leo Joseph, Nathalie Joseph, Mark Kress, Hakan Kousetta, Claudia Blümhuber, Florian Dargel, Peter Fudakowski, Stephen Dyer

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