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Mad World 

( 一念無明)
 

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Awards:

2016 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival & Awards- Best New Director, Best Supporting Actress

2017 Malaysia International Film Festival and Malaysia Golden Global Awards- Best Actor

2017 Osaka Asian Film Festival - Grand Prix (Best Picture Award)

2017 CinemAsia Film Festival- - Student Jury Award

2017 Hong Kong Film Awards- Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best New Director

2017 Hong Kong Film Directors Guild Awards- Best New Director

2017 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award- Best Director, Best Screenplay, Film of Merit

Nominations:

2016 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival & Awards- Best Supporting Actor

2017 Asian Film Awards- Best Supporting Actress

2017 Hong Kong Film Awards- Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Film Score

Film Festivals:

2016 Toronto International Film Festival

2016 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

2016 Hawaii International Film Festival

2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival

2017 Dallas International Film Festival

2017 Far East Film Festival, Udine

2017 San Francisco International Film Festival

2017 Singapore Chinese Film Festival

2017 New York Asian Film Festival

2017 Art Film Fest Kosice

 

 

 

 
Synopsis:

In a remarkable feature debut, director Wong Chun and scripwriter Florence Chan present a story of a mentally ill stockbroker who struggles to reconcile with his estranged father following his breakdown from bipolar disorder. Supported by the Hong Kong’s government’s First Feature Film Initiative for new talent, the film garnered Best Supporting Actress for Elaine Jin and Best New Director for Wong Chung at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards, as well as the Grand Prix award at the 12th Osaka Asian Film Festival, awards at the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Actor for Eric Tsang at the Malaysia International Film Festival and Malaysia Golden Global Awards, and others.

In a traumatic homecoming, Tung (Shawn Yue) finds himself being cared for by his distant father after Tung’s release from a mental hospital. Stuffed into a cramped, subdivided flat in a tenement building, Tung’s truck-driver father (Eric Tsang) attempts to rebuild his relationship with his son, albeit out of resigned paternal obligation. Unable to reconnect with his fiancée (Charmaine Fong), Tung’s closest relationship is now with his neighbor, a precocious little child who is willing to listen to Tung’s struggles.

One by one, flashbacks reveal the tragic events that led to the death of Tung’s mentally disturbed mother (Elaine Jin), an accident in which Tung’s inner chaos played no small part. At the same time, Tung’s discontent with his father comes to a climax when a heated argument reveals their embittered relationship following the elder man’s abandonment of their family….

 

 

 
Cast: Shawn Yue, Eric Tsang, Elaine Jin, Charmaine Fong
Director: Wong Chun
Duration (min) : 101min, Th/ Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Language: Cantonese and Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese and English/English
 

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Year:

Worldwide  except China

Hong Kong

2016