program

FILMS

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc

74 films in 13 categories
Radu Jude
Romania
106'


2021
Photo Film

V.O.

Romanian

subtitles

English


Original Title

Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc

CATEGORY

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF GENDER EQUALITY

program

• 18 June, 18:30, CINEMATECA EFORIE

The film will be screened in the presence of: Ada Solomon, Katia Pascariu


Ada Solomon

Ada Solomon is a Romanian producer and the founder and managing director of HiFilm Productions, created in 2004 and microFILM, created in 2012. She has been working in the film business for 25+ years.

She has been collaborating for both feature & documentaries with the main figures of the Romanian New Cinema such as Cristian Nemescu, Radu Jude, Razvan Radulescu, Adrian Sitaru, Constantin Popescu, Alexandru Solomon and has produced short films and debut features of emerging filmmakers such as Paul Negoescu, Cristian Iftime, Daniel Sandu, Ivana Mladenovic, Sebastian Mihailescu, Stefan Constantinescu, Valentin Hotea, Adriano Valerio, Federico Bondi, Martha Berman.

She has produced films presented and awarded in the most prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, and Sundance. Recent projects include CHILD’S POSE (Călin Peter Netzer, 2013), which won the Golden Bear in Berlin, AFERIM! (Radu Jude, 2015), which won the Silver Bear, and BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN (Radu Jude, 2021), Golden Bear winner. Ada Solomon has co-produced with numerous European countries and has released her films in over 50 territories. She has served as a line producer for foreign international projects such as Franco Zeffirelli’s CALLAS FOREVER and Maren Ade’s Oscar-nominated TONI ERDMANN. 

Apart from her producing job, Ada Solomon is managing, together with Tudor Giurgiu, Cityplex, a network of miniplex cinemas in Romania, which is a member of Europa Cinemas. Also she is the founder of the Short & Medium Length International Film Festival NexT.

She is the Deputy Chairwoman of the board of the European Film Academy, the Executive President of the European Women’s Audiovisual Network, the Romanian National Coordinator of EAVE, member of the executive board of ACE. She was awarded with the European Co-production Award – Prix Eurimages at the 2013 European Film Awards and with the Central European Initiative Award at the Trieste Film Festival in 2018.

Katia Pascariu
Katia Pascariu is an actress and cultural activist – she has studied performing arts (2006) and anthropology (2016). She lives in Bucharest. Pascariu works mainly in theatre and she collaborates with pluridisciplinary teams for educational projects, locally and internationally. For 10 years now she has been activating in educational and political theatre, participating, together with her colleagues from the Replika, Macaz Coop., and Vârsta4 collectives, in the development or various artistic and social programs which support vulnerable or maginal communities. Katia promotes the committed art, accessible to everyone, preoccupied with the issues of our contemporary society: education, social justice, human rights, discrimination and racism, recent history. She is part of the artistic collective of the State Jewish Theater of Bucharest. Key words: empathy, solidarity, critical thinking.

synopsis

It’s good to know as little as possible about the latest film by Radu Jude, who recently won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, before watching it for the first time. It’s so inventive and surprising narratively and stylistically, and it brings up so many rarely approached themes in Romanian cinema, that a most candid viewer walking - let’s say - accidentally into the movie theatre where the film is screening, would surely feel blown away and transported to some sort of magical reality, equally repulsive and fascinating, easily recognizable and exotic. Synthesizing several registers in the context of which Radu Jude exercised his vision the last few years, "Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn" belongs to multiple cinematic traditions, and not just because each of its three parts is approached from a different stylistic standpoint, but also because its tone varies, as it mixes burlesque comedy, elements of essay film and realistic drama in similar proportions. It is, at the same time, one of the most feminist - if not the most feminist - film in our cinema of all times, and it is shocking, irreverent, cruel, just as should be the case with any endeavour aimed at mirroring the deeply engrained social misogyny of a society wherein debates on this subject usually reflect positions similar to those of half a century ago. (by Andrei Rus)

awards and festivals

Berlin International Film Festival 2021 – Golden Bear

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