Two Romanian US Premiers at the 59th Edition of New York Film Festival (2021)
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About The Event
This year’s New York Film Festival main slate of recent cinematic productions, which screens at Lincoln Centre between September 24 and October 10, will feature two exceptional new Romanian movies: Radu Jude’s Golden Bear winner, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, and Radu Muntean’s acclaimed Cannes international premiere Întregalde. Don’t miss the encounter with the creative team of Întregalde, lead by director Radu Muntean and featuring actors Maria Popistașu and Alexandru Bogdan, and screenwriter Alexandru Baciu.
The Romanian presence at the 59th edition of the New York Film Festival is organized with the support of the Romanian Cultural Insitute.
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
The targets are wide, the satire is broad, and every hit lands and stings in Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude’s angry, gleefully graceless Golden Bear winner from this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Evoking the unsanitized provocations of the great Dušan Makavejev in his prime, Jude crafts an invigorating, infuriating film in three movements that grows in both power and absurdity, centering around the trials of a teacher (Katia Pascariu) at a prestigious Bucharest school whose life and job are upended when her husband accidentally uploads their private sex tape to the internet for all to see. Jude has no compunction about shocking and skewering in his quest to toy with contemporary society’s religious and political hypocrisy, connecting conservative puritanical outrage to an entire history of violence. A Magnolia Pictures release.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – Alice Tully Hall, 9:00 PM – Buy Tickets
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – Francesca Beale Theater, 8 PM – Buy Ticktes
In a gripping tale of best intentions gone wrong, leading Romanian filmmaker Radu Muntean (Tuesday, After Christmas, NYFF48) follows a trio of well-meaning aid workers from Bucharest on a food delivery mission to the rural hinterlands of the Întregalde area of Transylvania. Guided off the beaten path by an elderly villager looking for a local sawmill, they find themselves trapped in an unfamiliar, dangerous place and facing the outer limits of their goodwill for each other and for strangers. An inquiry into the contemporary humanitarian impulse that moves like a suspense thriller—but which never quite goes where you expect it to—Muntean’s film knowingly plays off and subverts conventions of both horror films and social realist drama.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 – Alice Tully Hall, 6:00 PM – Buy Tickets
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 – Howard Gilman Theater, 9PM – Buy Tickets
Both screenings will be accompanied by Q&As with Radu Muntean, Alexandru Baciu, Maria Popistașu & Alexandru Bogdan