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Director tries for inside story of mental illness in ‘Mania Days’

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Paul Dalio, a film director who has bipolar disorder, said he made “Mania Days” because he wanted filmgoers to see the world through the eyes of those with mental illness. The movie, which premiered in the past week at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin and stars Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby, tells the story of a manic-depressive man and woman who are made for each other and destructive together. Dalio said there have been noble efforts to portray mental illness on film from those without firsthand knowledge and said he wanted to tell the inside story of what it is like to live with the disease. In a relationship with peaks and valleys brought on by mental illness, the two share humor, tenderness and bewildering acts that include taking a subcompact car into a fast-flowing river.