“…Portable vibration machines? Do you think they’ll catch on?” — Dr. Mortimer Granville in HYSTERIA
Informant’s follow up to CRAZY HEART was HYSTERIA, a romantic comedy based on the true story of the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England. The film stars Oscar-nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy (Confessions of a Shopaholic, Adam), Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding), Jonathan Pryce (Evita, Pirates of the Caribbean) and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy).
Sony Pictures Classics acquired U.S. distribution rights and released the film theatrically in the U.S. and throughout the world in 2012. The film is currently in theatrical release in Europe.
HYSTERIA had its world premiere to enthusiastic audiences at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in 2011. The film subsequently had its European premiere at the Rome International Film Festival. Reviews of the film were overwhelmingly positive.