Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021)

Director: Radu Jude Run Time: 106 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Alexandru Potocean, Claudia Ieremia, Katia Pascariu, Nicodim Ungureanu, Olimpia Malai

Country: Romania, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Croatia, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Language: Danish, English, Dari, Russian, Swedish

“a daring and hilarious cinematic gamble…an unpredictable blast”

Eric Kohn for IndieWire

About the film:

Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival. 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.

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn is Romania’s official submission for Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards.

About the filmmaker:

After studying filmmaking in Bucharest, director and screenwriter Radu Jude honed his craft as an assistant director before helming his own short films, including the 2007 Sundance prize winner, The Tube with a Hat. His debut feature, The Happiest Girl in the World, won prizes at Berlin and Sundance, and his historical drama Aferim! earned him the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlin in 2015. His other acclaimed features include Everybody in Our Family, Scarred Hearts, and his first documentary, The Dead Nation.

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