July 21, 2020

BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN wins Golden Bear; sells in multiple territories

Radu Jude’s most provocative, striking, brilliant film BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN wins the Golden Bear at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, which was held only from 1 to 5 of March.

Heretic seals deals in Germany (Neue Visionen), Taiwan (Swallow Wings), Poland (New Horizons), ex-Yugoslavia (MCF Megacom), Greece (Cinobo) and Russia (Capella Film) for the Golden Bear-winning film by Radu Jude.

The jury statement: “The Golden Bear goes to a film which has that rare and essential quality of a lasting art work. It captures on screen the very content and essence, the mind and body, the values and the raw flesh of our present moment in time. Of this very moment of human existence.
It does so by provoking the spirit of our time (i.e., zeitgeist), by slapping it, by challenging it to a duel. And while doing that, it also challenges this present moment in cinema, shaking, with the same camera movement, our social and our cinematic conventions.

It is an elaborated film as well as a wild one, clever and childish, geometrical and vibrant, imprecise in the best way. It attacks the spectator, evokes disagreement, but leaves no one with a safety distance.”

 

“It’s a daring and hilarious cinematic gamble that gives a justifiable middle finger to the sheer inanity of the Western world — and it’s also an unpredictable blast, and an angry editorial cartoon that invites us into its outrage” IndieWire

“another dismal state-of-the-nation report card, but a more riotously bonkers one, as he throws decorum in the trash to reveal the hypocrisy of the powerful as the true vulgarity” Sight & Sound

“a […] provocative pandemic polemic […] Jude remains a boldly original voice in modern European cinema, with serious things to say and increasingly adventurous ways of saying them”  The Hollywood Reporter

“ […] this provocative and unapologetically profane Buñuelian prank one of the first examples of a genuine auteur work to emerge in a world upended by COVID-19”  Variety

“a contemptuous slap at boredom, at hypocrisy and at everything petty and mean” Guardian

this is certainly the most unrepentantly confrontational work we’ve yet seen from Jude” Screendaily

“There are dark laughs around every corner as Jude delivers his scathing indictment on modern-day Romania… Deeply uncomfortable and revealing [..] Thought-provoking, well performed and states its case remarkably clearly.” Deadline

 a wholly inventive and amusing film that crashes societal norms against one another with sharp humour and navigates its politics with real bite and imagination  Little White Lies

Thought provoking and stimulating, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn shows Jude at his most inventive Ion Cinema

 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/512836555

Check more info about the film: http://heretic.gr/bad-luck-banging-or-loony-porn/

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