Showing: 12 November 2021
An amateur porn video lands a teacher in hot water in Radu Jude's deliberately offensive attack on the hypocrisy of modern society.
When a high school teacher’s sex tape is leaked online, she faces backlash from a conservative parents’ committee as well as the animus of a wider society riddled with superstition and prejudice. This fallout, already wild and volatile, is only exacerbated by the tense atmosphere of a Bucharest plagued by the pandemic, circa 2020.
Winner of the prestigious Golden Bear at the 2021 Berlinale, this comic, determinedly offbeat provocation by eclectic Romanian New Wave auteur Radu Jude takes aim at everything from sexist double standards to Romania’s political system to cinema itself. Polemical and unashamedly audacious, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn throws cinema vérité, surreal satire and essay film into a blender to confront a world in which everyone is seemingly willing to cast the first stone. An angry absurdist sex satire for the Covid-19 era.
"It inflicts the information overload it depicts in an almost sadistic fashion. But it's also thought-provoking, well performed and states its case remarkably clearly, given the amount of dildos on display. I liked it." - Anna Smith, Deadline Hollywood Daily
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