In the late 19th century, the concept of hysteria dominated the field of psychology, especially the lives of women stifled by their rigid social roles. For professor Jean-Martin Charcot (Vincent Lindon), a pioneering French neurologist, the case of a teenage maid named Augustine (Soko) provides a window into a different possibility; stricken with seizures, Augustine becomes a star patient, allowing Charcot to demonstrate the neurological foundations of her malady. But as the pair grow closer, can Charcot keep his feelings for Augustine in check? Alice Winocour’s AUGUSTINE is a study in the conflict between social power and scientific discovery.
Tuesday, April 9, 5:15pm, Thurday, April 11, 3pm, Regal Hollywood 20