Talking bipolar disorder: ‘Mad World’ director and screenwriter discuss their debut feature film

Japanese scientist eyes energy burst from 'typhoon turbine'

How one Hongkonger saved embroidered shoes with modern innovation

Occupy leaders are arrested and charged

Talking bipolar disorder: ‘Mad World’ director and screenwriter discuss their debut feature film

March 24, 2017

Starring Eric Tsang, Shawn Yue and Elaine Jin, Mad World talks about the life of a bipolar disorder rehabilitator with his father after he is released from a psychiatric hospital. As both men are in deep remorse for the accident that caused the death of the mother, tension and anxiety boil over in a tiny subdivided flat.

The 29-year-old director Wong Chun and his girlfriend, screenwriter Florence Chan, have sought to confront the issues mental illness rehabilitators face in society, as well as the mending of broken relationships between family members.

Mad World is one of three films selected in 2014 under the First Feature Film Initiative supported by the Hong Kong Film Development Council with HKD$2 million funding. The film opens March 30th in Hong Kong.

(Photo: Golden Scene Co. Ltd.)

 

Japanese scientist eyes energy burst from 'typhoon turbine'

March 29, 2017

Most people look for a place to hide when a typhoon is on the horizon, but Atsushi Shimizu hopes that the fury of nature may one day help resource-poor Japan tackle its energy woes.

How one Hongkonger saved embroidered shoes with modern innovation

March 22, 2017

Miru Wong took over the family business of embroidered shoes after she graduated. he rebranded Sindart for her honours project and redesigned the pattern to attract younger generations and tourists.

(Photo: Lea Li)

Occupy leaders are arrested and charged

March 28, 2017

Nine leaders and key participants of Hong Kong’s Occupy movement were arrested and charged on Monday night over their roles in the 2014 pro-democracy street protests – a day after Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor pledged to unite a divided society as the city’s newly elected chief executive. (Photo: SCMP's K. Y. Cheng)