David Tennant's latest film project, Mad To Be Normal, has been nominated for a prestigious Golden Goblet Award at the Shanghai International Film Festival.
The nominees were announced at a reception in Cannes yesterday. The full list of nominees is as follows:
Yasuo Furuhat’s Reminiscence (Japan)
Dave McCary’s Brigsby Bear (US)
Cătălin Saizescu’s Fault Condition (Romania)
Maciej Pieprzyca’s I’m A Killer (Poland)
Ivan Bolotnikov’s Kharms (Russia)
Robert Mullan’s Mad To Be Normal (UK)
Markus Goller’s My Brother Simple (Germany)
The festival runs from Saturday 17th June until Monday 26th June. In total, the festival will screen around 400 feature films and has also added a short films section.
Mad To Be Normal is based on the story of world-renowned Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing who opened a unique anti-psychiatry community at Kingsley Hall, East London, during the 1960s to offer medication-free treatment to people diagnosed with mental illness. His revolutionary methods involved experimenting with LSD on his patients and practicing a form of self-healing known as metanoia, causing outrage and controversy in the medical profession and radically changing attitudes and perceptions of mental health around the world.
David Tennant stars as Laing alongside Michael Gambon, Elisabeth Moss and Gabriel Byrne, The film was written and directed by Robert Mullan and is produced by Gizmo Films and Bad Penny Productions.
UK fans can catch the film at a series of screenings we are hosting next month.
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Watch a trailer below: