In July we saw the first photos of Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender in makeup and costume as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung for David Cronenberg‘s new film A Dangerous Method. Turns out that during the same period some TV press was also allowed onto the set, and we’ve got a pair of short video reports after the break.

The A Dangerous Method footage isn’t too crazy, but is a good chance to see better views of Mortensen and Fassbender in makeup and costume, and even a little vocal work from the latter. Here’s the rundown of the film, in case you’ve forgotten:

On the eve of WWI, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, the film takes a glimpse into  the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross (Vincent Cassel), a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries.

In this exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought.

Meanwhile, the Toronto edition of The Star reports on Cronenberg’s planned appearance at Toronto’s Fan Expo, saying that “presuming funding stays stable,” Cronenberg will shoot Cosmopolis in Toronto next year. We’d heard during Cannes that the film had lined up Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard to star, and those names are repeated in The Star’s report, albeit not in direct quotes from Cronenberg.

Here are two news reports about the shooting of A Dangerous Method, though neither is in English. But you can see enough to get a good impression of the work that has gone into the period piece.

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