Part of Hong Kong Cinema film series
Online Screening and Q&A: “Mad World” with Director Wong Chun
Director Wong Chun is expected to participate in an online Q&A.
Wong Chun’s first feature film Mad World quietly and perceptively tells the story of one man afflicted with bipolar disorder. Tung (Shawn Yue), once a successful stockbroker, has just been released from a sanitarium into his dad’s care. Long estranged from each other, father (Eric Tsang) and son try to reconcile their differences inside of a cramped urban apartment. A winner of three Hong Kong Film Awards in 2017.
“Bolstered by Shawn Yue’s strong and layered performance as a man trying to overcome his bipolar disorder, the film offers a modest and empathetic character study of a troubled young man’s attempt to contain his own inner chaos in a maddening city where space, sympathy and sanity are at a premium.” —Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter
This event is free and open to the public; advance registration is required. Registrants for this event will be sent a link via email to a faintly watermarked online screener of Mad World, which will be viewable between July 29–August 6. The film is also currently available to stream on Netflix.
All registrants will also be sent a link via email to register for the online Q&A, which will be conducted with Zoom. We recommend that you download and install Zoom on your computer or mobile device in advance, and set yourself up with a free account. Attendees will have a chance to participate in the Q&A with a text chat function. Registration closes around one hour before the start of the event — be sure to register early!
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Wong Chun’s first film, a 30-minute short entitled 6th March, dramatized the arrest of three protesters after a 2011 march in Hong Kong. It showed at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2013. Wong received the First Feature Film Initiative grant from Create Hong Kong to make his directorial feature-length debut Mad World. He went on to win Best New Director for the film at the Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan.
Country Hong Kong
Director Wong Chun
Producer Chiu Sung Kee, Heiward Mak
Writer Florence Chan
Editor Wong Chun
Cinematographer Zhang Ying
Music Yusuke Hatano
Cast Shawn Yue, Eric Tsang, Elaine Jin
Print Source Golden Scene