|Title||DIARY OF A MADMAN|
|Production company||Vattington Films|
|Sponsor||Radio Telefís Éireann/RTE|
|Country of origin||Ireland|
|Sound recording||SEEVERS, Alan|
|Production design||FARQUHARSON, Alan|
|Costume design||YOSHIMI, Chisato|
|Executive producer||MILLER, Liam|
|Music composer||DAVIS, Carl|
|Cast||Tim McDonnell (Poprishchin), Siobhan Miley (Sophie), Deirdre Mas
O'Connell (Mavra), Conor Mullen (Teplov), Anna Livia Ryan (young
girl), Mal Whyte, Daragh O'Malley (orderlies), Michelle Forbes, Aedin
Moloney, Derek Chapman, Pat McGrath, O Z Whitehead (inmates), W3,
Marie Whelan, Sarah Jane Scaife (nurses), Kevin O'Leary (young
|Summary||Poprischin, a lowly and insignificant civil servant in St Petersburg, falls in love with his boss' beautiful daughter, Sophie. Oblivious to his feelings, she is swept off her feet by the dashing Lieutenant Teplov. Frustrated by his lack of social acceptance, Poprischin retreats into a world of fantasy and self-delusion, culminating in the belief that he is the undiscovered Effie& King of Spain. (V).|
|Note||IR Rel 13/10/1991 (world premiere, Cork Film Festival).
This film was the first 35mm feature film produced for RTE. Tim
McDonnell won a Harvey award for his role as Poprischin at the 1988
Dublin Theatre Festival, and an off-Broadway Obie award in 1989.
|Reference||FBN No. 27:17-18.
Press release giving background details of film Diary Of A Madman, TV screening time and showings at film festivals. Held at the Tiernan MacBride Library of the Irish Film Institute.
|Production credits||p.c: Vattington Films. In association with Radio Telefís Eireann. p/d: Romm O'Leary, exec. p: Liam Miller, sc: Tim McDonnell from the play Diary of a Madman by Nikolai Gogol, based on the focus Theatre production d: Deirdre O'Connell, from Ronald Wilkes' translation (Penguin) of Nikolai Gogol's work, c: Walter Lassally, c. op: Cedric Culliton, ed: Maurice Healy, set dec: Josie MacAvin,' p.dsgn.: Alan Farquharson, p. co-ord: Louise Nolan, a.d: Ronnie Patterson, cost: Chisato Yoshimi, make-up: Marese Smyth, m: Carl Davis, s: Alan Seavers, s. re-rd: Peter Smith, sp. efts: Maurice Foley, opticals: Howell Opticals Ltd, animal trainer: Animal Magic.|
Feature Film Drama