BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN (2021)
Babardeala cu bucluc sau porno balamuc (original title)
1h 46min   Comedy, Drama   Language: Romanian   Subtitles: English

SYNOPSIS

Emi, a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure.

CAST & CREW

Stars - Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Malai 

Director - Radu Jude

Screenplay - Radu Jude

Cinematography - Marius Panduru

Music - Jura Ferina, Pavao Miholjevic

Producers - Adrien Chef, Carla Fotea, Ankica Juric Tilic, Jiri Konecny, Diana Paroiu, Andreas Roald, Valentino Rudolf, Ada Solomon, Paul Thiltges, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Berlin International Film Festival - 2021
Winner - Golden Bear - Best Film

PRESS QUOTES

"One of European cinema's most unclassifiable auteurs has delivered the bitter pill we deserve."  INDIEWIRE

"Radu Jude prepares a rich amalgam of conflictive situations and presents them in a thousand different ways, from the physical or verbal confrontation in the foreground to the snarling of animals fighting off the field."  ESPINOF

"The film makes us laugh out loud and wince at the same time, and it is already one of my top films of this year's edition."  THE INDIAN EXPRESS

"A political allegory, a social satire, a feminist fable, and a state-of-the-affairs postcard from the forefront of the collective consciousness of the early 21st century warped by misogyny, tyranny, conservative agenda, and hypocrisy."  

SCREEN ANARCHY

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Director Radu Jude is a Romanian film director and screenwriter, who graduated from the Media University of Bucharest in 2003. Jude worked as an assistant director on ‘Amen’ in 2002, directed by Costa-Gavras, and ‘The Death of Mr. Lazarescu’ in 2005, directed by Cristi Puiu. He went on to direct several award-winning short films, among them ‘The Tube with a Hat’ in 2006, the most successful Romanian short film ever, winner of Grand prizes at Sundance, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Grimstad, Hamburg, Bilbao, Huesca, Trieste, Montpellier, Cottbus, Aspen, IndieLisboa, Brussels, Mediawave, Kraków, Almería, Valencia, Uppsala and many more. Other shorts were selected by top festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, San Francisco, Cottbus and Oberhausen, where Radu Jude won the Grand Prix. 

 

Jude’s feature film debut in 2009, ‘The Happiest Girl in the World’, won the CICAE Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, the FIRESCI Prize at the Sofia International Film Festival, the Prize for Best Screenplay at the Bucharest International Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Prize at IndieLisboa. The film was selected in the ACID Programme at 2009 Cannes Film Festival. His second film, ‘Everybody in Our Family’ in 2012, received the 'Heart of Sarajevo' Award and the Bayard d'Or in Namur, among other awards. Radu Jude's acclaimed historical drama ‘Aferim!’ in 2015 premiered at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where he won the Silver Bear award for Best Director.

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