Mad World

  • Dir: Wong Chun

  • 2016, 101min, DCP

  • Cast: Shawn Yue, Eric Tsang, Elaine Jin, Charmaine Fong

From producers Derek Chiu and Heiward Mak, Mad World is the rare Hong Kong film that tackles the subject of mental illness. Director Wong Chun’s drama takes a humanist approach to the story of bipolar disorder-suffering Ah Tung (Shawn Yue), who was committed to a mental hospital after a horrible incident resulting the death of his ill mother (Elaine Jin). With the help of his estranged father (Eric Tsang), Ah Tung tries to step back into society. Yet soon they realize the tension between them is not the only confrontation that awaits them, but the cruel and unjust society which may not be so forgiving to Ah Tung.

30/11/2016 (Wed) : Post-screening discussion with director Wong Chun

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

3. While it is the HKIFF’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, HKIFF will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.