Private Project

Hysterica & the Wandering Womb

Rendered in hand-cranked black and white, this silent film is a stylized and melodramatic look at the pathology of women's bodies by scientists in the 19th century. This experimental short film is set in the Salpetriere Hospital in fin-de-siecle Paris.

  • Michelle Lovegrove Thomson
  • Michelle Lovegrove Thomson
  • Stacy Douglas
    Key Cast
  • Alain Mercieca
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Silent Film, Feminism, Historical, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2005
  • Production Budget:
    700 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    16mm film
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Christie Pits Film Festival
    Toronto, ON
    July 26, 2015
  • Salt Water Bodies and Turning Tides: Moving Pictures by Women on the East Coast, Winnipeg Film Group Cinemateque
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    October 15, 2010
  • Fruit Farm Film Festival
    McMinnville, Oregon, USA
    August 15, 2008
Director Biography - Michelle Lovegrove Thomson

Michelle is a filmmaker and librarian based in Toronto, and has been making short experimental and documentary films since 2004. In 2010, she participated in Werner Herzog's first Rogue Film School in LA.

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