Devon filmmakers and all-round-creative-perpetual-motion-machines Oddbodies will have a test screening of their haunting Diary of a Madman in London’s WORK Gallery. But don’t be dismayed there’s also a chance you can catch it closer to home.
Diary of a Madman chronicles the life of Poprishkin a low ranking and deluded civil servant with ideas above his station whose gradual decline into madness is both absurdly funny and heartbreakingly tragic, says the blurb.
Adapted from the short story from the Russian writer Nicholai Gogol, this beautifully filmed and stunningly performed portrait of one man’s journey into insanity is intimate, authentic and ultimately very moving.
Diary of a Madman in Oddbodies’ first feature-length film. Previous short films include the award-winning Mrs Lustleigh’s Fancies, The Nature of Angrove, A Penny For Them.
Diary of a Madman was first serialised on the web to coincide with Mental Health Week and is adapted for the screen from a successful stage adaptation.
The London screening of Diary of A Madman is at the WORK Gallery on Saturday, March 19.
But you don’t need to travel so far afield. You can catch Diary of A Madman in Devon, a the Exeter Phoenix, Studio 74 on Tuesday, March 22 at 7pm, followed by a Q&A. Get in touch with the box office on 01392 667080.
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