Since “Joker” took home the top prize at the 2019 Venice Film Festival last September, it has been defined by controversy — whether that be over Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of a classic character, the film’s political message or its use of violence.

But as the discourse around the film dies down, director, producer and co-writer Todd Phillips says he’s remained focused on its effect on audiences — especially the portrayal of mental illness.

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