55 Steps Clip

Making its debut at this year’s Toronto Film Festival is Bille August’s (The House of the Spirits, Smilla’s Sense of Snow) new film 55 Steps. Starring Helena Bonham Carter and Hilaruy Swank, the biopic has dropped its first clip for us to get a sense of the film.

Synopsis: 55 Steps is based on the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette Hughes, the lawyer appointed to her case. Eleanor’s fight for justice goes all the way up to the Supreme Court of California and, despite a stormy start and Eleanor’s difficult personality, the two women develop a mutually rewarding relationship.