INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE COMPETITION

MADLY

Directed by Gael García Bernal, Mia Wasikowska, Sebastian Silva, Anurag Kashyap, Sion Sono, and Natasha Khan
FEATURE NARRATIVE 106 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE MADLY

Madly explores love in all its permutations in six short films from a vibrant group of filmmakers representing Japan, Argentina, the UK, the US, India, and Australia. All forms of love are on display in this anthology. And all manners of feelings expressed from jubilance to depression are done so strongly. In Afterbirth, actress Mia Wasikowska goes behind the camera to tell the story of a young mother’s postpartum struggles; Gael García Bernal explores how pregnancy affects one couple’s already ambivalent relationship in Love of My Life; and ghosts of past relationships are resurrected in Natasha Khan’s I Do. These stories of love never shy away from taboo either: Sion Sono’s Love of Love delves into underground sex clubs in Japan, and Anurag Kashyap’s Clean Shaven uncovers the social relevance of a woman’s pubic hair. Love can even be delightfully irreverent at moments, Dance Dance Dance from Sebastian Silva features an eye-roll from Jesus. Madly, after all, is a contemporary portrait of love in all its glorious, sad, ecstatic, empowering, and erotic manifestations.



—Genna Terranova

Drama, Female Director(s), New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
About the Director(s)

Actress Mia Wasikowska made her directing debut with Long, Clear View. Anurag Kashyap directed one of the highest rated Bollywood films, Gangs of Wasseypur. One of Latin America’s greatest talents, Gael García Bernal made his directorial debut with Déficit. Japanese indie legend Sion Sono has been a filmmaker for over three decades. Sebastian Silva won the Grand Jury Award at Sundance for The Maid. The musical genius behind Bat for Lashes, Natasha Khan is making her directorial debut in Madly.


Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Executive Producer:
    Nusrat Durrani
  • Editor:
    Various
  • Screenwriter:
    Gael García Bernal, Mia Wasikowska, Sebastian Silva, Anurag Kashyap, Sion Sono, Natasha Khan
  • Cinematographer:
    Various
  • Producer:
    Eric Mahoney
  • Director:
    Gael García Bernal, Mia Wasikowska, Sebastian Silva, Anurag Kashyap, Sion Sono, Natasha Khan
  • Cast:
    Radhika Apte, Satyadeep Misra, Adarsh Gourav, Kathryn Beck, Lex Santos, Mariko Tsutsui, Yuki Sakurai, Ami Tomite, Tarô Suwa, Justina Bustos, Pablo Seijo, Tamsin Topolski

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