Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn: Radu Jude’s Bold Romanian Film

Not many people saw or even heard of Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, an impressive Romanian film by Radu Jude

This category-defying Romanian film captures the desperate, angry, exhausted mood of the present.

A Bucharest schoolteacher (Katia Pascariu) finds her job endangered after a sex tape she made with her husband goes semi-viral.

Meanwhile, the Covid pandemic and culture-war hostilities turn everyday life into a state of grievance and anxiety.

Holding everything together is the abrasive intellectualism of Jude’s direction and the earnest rage that fuels his movie.