July 21, 2020

Radu Jude’s Berlinale Competition title BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN lands at Heretic Outreach

Heretic is thrilled to announce the acquisition of BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by the acclaimed writer/director Radu Jude, set to world premiere at this year’s Berlinale, competing for the Golden Bear. The film is produced by Ada Solomon from microFILM (Romania) in co-production with Paul Thiltges Distributions (Luxembourg), endorfilm (Czech Republic) and Kinorama (Croatia).

The film follows Emi, a school teacher, who 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. Radu Jude (Aferim!) delivers an incendiary mix of unconventional form, irreverent humour and scathing commentary on hypocrisy and prejudice in our societies.

Ioanna Stais, Head of Sales & Acquisitions at Heretic, comments: “BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN came to us when it was still a script. We were immediately compelled by its witty, biting language; Radu Jude is a skillful storyteller and a unique filmmaker. What’s great about this film is that it gets under your skin, forcing you to review your own perception of morality, without ever losing its restless humour.”

Radu Jude is a Romanian director and screenwriter. He studied filmmaking in Bucharest and started his career as an assistant director. In 2006, he made the short film The Tube with a Hat, winner of more than 50 international awards. Jude’s feature debut The Happiest Girl in the World (2009) was selected for more than 50 international film festivals. Titles such as Aferim!, Scarred Hearts and Everybody in Our Family followed and won multiple awards: Silver Bear for Best Director in Berlinale 2015, Special Jury Prize in Locarno 2016 and an EFA nomination for Best Scriptwriter. The international premiere of The Dead Nation in Locarno 2017 marked his debut in documentary film. I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018) won the Crystal Globe for Best Film and Label Europa Cinema Prize in Karlovy Vary in 2018. His latest films, Uppercase Print and The Exit of the Trains (co-directed with Adrian Cioflâncă), premiered at the Berlinale Forum 2020.

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