BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN (18)

Fri 10 Dec 2021 - Thu 16 Dec 2021

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18

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£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s

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BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN (18)

Dir. Radu Jude
2021 | 106 mins | Romania
Romanian with English subtitles
Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Malai


SHOWING TIMES:

  • Fri 10 Dec: 5.30pm
  • Sat 11 Dec: 5pm
  • Thu 16 Dec: 8.05pm

In this new social satire from director Radu Jude, schoolteacher Emi’s career and reputation are compromised when a personal sex tape she has filmed with her husband is uploaded to the internet and seen by her students.

Scooping the prestigious Golden Bear award at Berlin Film Festival 2021, Bad Luck Banging or Looney Porn is far more than a story about a sex tape gone wrong. Over three bold and playful chapters we follow Emi through the streets of Bucharest and consider who, or what, is really at fault. Should she have known better than to make the tape in the first place? Does her filming it make her unfit to educate children? Or is it the community’s moral backlash that should be scrutinised?

Benefitting from some of Romania’s finest acting talent, including Beyond the Hills star Katia Pascariu in the lead role, this uncompromisingly provocative delight of a film explores important questions in ways that will have you laughing, cringing, and everything in between, with an ending that you’ll scarcely believe.

PLEASE NOTE: *The film opens with a very explicit and consensual sex scene*

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“Tart, teasing satire” ★★★★

THE GUARDIAN

“Provocative docu-fiction, doubling as social satire. An ingenious amalgam of fiction, documentary, and essay.”

MARTIN KUDIAC, SCREENANARCHY


Trailer

 

Claire, our Exeter Phoenix film programmer, discusses the film (no spoilers!) and some of its pertinent issues – sex, feminism and what is private vs. what is public.


VENUE: EXETER PHOENIX, STUDIO 74


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