We are thrilled to announce that DIARY OF A MADMAN been selected for the 15th Cornwall Film Festival. (www.cornwallfilmfestival.com)
It will be screening at The Poly, Falmouth on Saturday 5 November at 1.30pm, followed by a Q&A/Panel discussion.
Poprishkin, a low ranking civil servant with ideas above his station, has fallen in love with the Director’s daughter. Coupled with delusions of grandeur and an inability to accept his lot in life, this obsession becomes a catalyst that sets him on the road to madness. A journey that is both absurdly funny and heartbreakingly tragic…
Adapted from the short story by the Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, this beautifully filmed and stunningly performed portrait of one man’s decline into insanity is intimate, authentic and ultimately very moving.
Shot over a week in a single room with a cast of one and a crew of three, the story takes the form of a series of diary entries, each one shot in a continuous take. Interwoven with darkly unsettling hand drawn animations backed with increasingly disturbing soundscapes, the result is an utterly compelling piece that will stay with you long after you have finished watching.
SOME AUDIENCE FEEDBACK
‘Brilliant – very powerful performance. Funny and heartbreaking’
‘Beautiful – Heartfelt, disturbing, funny – I loved it’
‘Really enjoyed it. Totally unexpected experience. Moving, powerful and really effective. Simple and striking images that stay with you…’
‘IT WAS TERRIFIC – A FASCINATING FUSION OF THEATRE AND FILM’
‘Absolutely amazing, cannot praise you enough for the whole production – totally blown away’
If you are able to come along to the screening, we’ll be thrilled to see you! If not, please do pass this on to anyone you think may be interested.