Diary of a Madman + Q&A with Oddbodies
Thu 01 Jan 1970
A unique evening of screening and discussion from creative film producers Oddbodies. Their first feature-length film Diaries of a Madman chronicles the life of Poprishkin, a low-ranking, self-deluded Russian civil servant with ideas above his station, whose gradual decline into madness is both absurdly funny and heartbreakingly tragic.
Adapted from the short story by Nicholai Gogol, the film is made up of 20 individual diary entries, each one shot in a continuous take and lasting between 40 seconds and 7 minutes An incredible challenge for both actor and cameraman.
The result is a beautifully shot and stunningly performed portrait of one mans journey into insanity. Intimate, authentic and ultimately very moving
Oddbodies previous films include the award-winning Mrs Lustleighs Fancies, The Nature of Angrove and A Penny For Them. Join Oddbodies post screening for the opportunity to ask them your burning questions of how and why they took Diary of a Madman to the big screen.
Fantastically gifted filmmakers