David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Elisabeth Moss (Madmen, The Handmaid’s Tale)
star in this drama about celebrity psychiatrist R.D. Laing who
revolutionized the treatment of people diagnosed as ‘mad’. MAD TO BE
NORMAL reveals the story of R.D. Laing, the famous psychiatrist and one
of Scotland’s greatest minds.
Working out of Kingsley Hall in East London throughout the 1960s and
1970s, Laing performed various daring experiments on people who were
diagnosed as mentally disturbed. 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.
Winner of Best International Feature and Best International Film at Galway Film Fleadh.
“David Tennant is on pugnacious, mercurial and beady-eyed form in this very interesting and absorbing film.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian