After being discharged from a mental institution, Ah-Yang moves in with his father, claiming space in an already cramped apartment. It’s from this claustrophobic position where the two estranged relatives attempt to build a better, mutual future. Their efforts are hindered by traumatic events from the past, challenging the men’s claim for happiness. This highly emotional feature film debut from Wong Chun portrays the struggles of those burdened by guilt and of those incapable of forgiving the guilty. Everyone carries a semblance of guilt in MAD WORLD, an endearing drama about the deprivations of a misunderstood man with bipolar disorder.
“Intimate, powerful and nuanced, MAD WORLD takes on bipolar disorder and its devastative effects with both humanity and restraint. MAD WORLDS’s more emotional scenes are among this year’s best.”- Samuel Hubner Casado, CinemAsia Programmer