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.

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CAST & CREW

Stars - Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Malai 

Director/Writer - 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

Pula Film Festival - 2021

Winner - Best Film

IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival - 2021

Nominee - Silvestre Award - Best Film

San Sebastián International Film Festival - 2021

Nominee - FIPRESCI Film of the Year & Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Prize

Sydney Film Festival - 2021

Nominee - Sydney Film Prize - Best Film

PRESS QUOTES

"Provocative and unapologetically profane" VARIETY

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

"Hilarious and shocking" THE SPOOL

"Riotously bonkers" SIGHT & SOUND

"Wholly inventive" LITTLE WHITE LIES

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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