'Til Madness Do Us Part
Original title: Feng ai
Country: Japan, France, Hong Kong SAR China
Year of release: 2013
Runtime: 228 minutes
Subtitles: English, Italian
Producer: Wang Bing, Louise Prince
Camera: Wang Bing, Liu Xianhui
Editing: Wang Bing, Adam Kerby
Sound: Zhang Mu
It’s difficult to say how many circles of Hell Dante passed through on his way to Purgatory, but in this film we pass though a lot of them. In a Chinese mental hospital cut off from the outside world, mentally handicapped criminals, political prisoners and the “merely” sick find a common life. Four hours of extreme observation, interspersed with singing.
A reality show from the world of anxieties. An enclosed space, a camera that visits nearly every place, and people who no longer register the presence of recording equipment. The only thing we don’t get is entertainment.