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"Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn”, Romania’s Entry for Oscars 2022, Opens in New York Theaters



After two sold-out screenings at the New York Film Festival this year, Radu Jude’s incendiary Golden Bear winner "Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn" hits American theaters on November 19 with a run at Film Forum and Film at Lincoln Center in New York. We are excited to team up with Magnolia Pictures again, after having worked together on "Collective"’s Oscar campaign, to give Jude’s film the exposure and appreciation it deserves.


Please refer to Film at Lincoln Center and Film Forum for details about tickets and times.


“Obscenity is the theme of this film, and the viewers are constantly invited to compare the so-called obscenity of a banal amateur porn video with the obscenity around us and the obscenity we can find in recent history, whose traces are all around.” – “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn” director Radu Jude


“A bold, hilarious take on society’s awful state. The brilliance of (the film), Radu Jude’s astonishing Berlinale Golden Bear-winning satire, comes from a most unusual combination by jamming together two very different kinds of movies that shouldn’t work in harmony, but end up making perfect sense. The filmmaker’s bold approach suggests what might happen if someone spliced a late-period Jean-Luc Godard essay film into the middle of THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE, with such mesmerizing results that you just have to roll with it. One of European cinema’s most unclassifiable auteurs has delivered the bitter pill we deserve. 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, an angry editorial cartoon that invites us into its outrage… In Jude’s eyes, the world is a dead serious place, but it’s also a sick joke.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“An irreverent contemporary satire. A provocative and unapologetically profane Bunuelian prank. An absurdist time capsule. Jude presents three possible outcomes to this grotesque mock trial, each one more preposterous than the last, before freeze-framing on the film’s most blasphemous image yet (a high bar, considering all that’s come before).” – Peter Debruge, Variety

“A scathing social satire about sex, lies and videotape. A scattershot attack on sexual hysteria and political hypocrisy in an era of online slut-shaming. Formally daring as cinema… (the film) will divide viewers and critics with its tonally jarring mix of fact and fiction, explicit imagery, salty language, bawdy comedy and social commentary. Rude remains a boldly original voice in modern European cinema, with serious things to say and increasingly adventurous ways of saying them. The film’s second act (is) a quick-fire montage of horror and hypocrisy. (Rude) mischievously offers three alternative endings, including an orgiastic revenge fantasy worthy of John Waters. It’s not subtle, but it is deliciously demented. A bumpy ride, audacious and witty.” – Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

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