Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn18
A school teacher finds her career and reputation under threat after a private sex tape leaks onto the internet. She is asked to meet with her student’s parents who are calling for her dismissal, but she refuses to surrender to their pressure. With a subversive mix of provocative themes and irreverent humour, Radu Jude’s scathing social satire won Best Film at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival.
This screening features an introductory talk entitled ‘Sex and the City’ by freelance film critic and programmer, Anton Bitel. This introduction will consider Radu Jude’s tripartite film as a recalcitrant member of the Romanian New Wave, as a sex comedy, as a city symphony, and as a multi-generic exposé of national hypocrisy.
‘For those who wish to unravel the power dynamics inherent to sex, society and sensual pleasure while experimenting with what we as individuals are comfortable engaging with, Bad Luck Banging is a masterpiece that stimulates emotionally and philosophically.’
Natalia Keogan, Paste Magazine
‘Unpredictable, irreverent, and frequently infantile, but also somehow very erudite too.’
Matt Turner, Little White Lies
This film contains flashing images that might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
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Today (Friday 2nd December)
Tomorrow (Saturday 3rd December)
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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!