24. International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA 04 – 10.10.2021 / Jelenia Góra / Poland

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg 2021 / 106’

Winner of the Golden Bear at the most recent Berlinale, this is a film treatise on pornography, obscenity and perversion. Bad Luck… is about a leaked sex tape and the consequences that publicizing marital games in the bedroom has for Emi, a teacher at a prestigious high school. The provocative, brilliant, angry and irresistibly funny film by Radu Jude (I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians) deals with the phenomenon of moral panic, exposing the accompanying hypocrisy, ignorance and authoritarian tendencies. What is “really” obscene here: the sight of people having sex with mutual consent and to their mutual satisfaction, or perhaps the poverty depicted here of a city devastated by wild capitalism and nationalist ideology? Who is perverse, the teacher or the self-proclaimed tribunal of staunchly indignant parents that has gathered at school to judge her? Filled with archival materials, Bad Luck… is a catalog of the true variants of pornography, whether political, religious, or class, shamelessly spreading under noble slogans. The real reasons for shame, Jude argues, can be found on our streets and in our own history books.

Małgorzata Sadowska

Film description from the New Horizons IFF website

Awards

Berlin IFF 2021 – Best Film; Pula FF 2021 – Best Film

DATE:
10.10.2021, godz. 14:00
DIRECTOR:
Radu Jude
WRITER:
Radu Jude
CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Marius Panduru
EDITING:
Cătălin Cristuţiu
CAST:
Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Malai, Nicodim Ungureanu, Alexandru Potocean, Andi Vasluianu
PRODUCER:
Ada Solomon
DISTRIBUTION:
Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty / Heretic
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