Moviegoing Memories: Radu Jude

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The director of “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn” tells us about his favorite cinema and the film he'd most like to see on the big screen.

By Notebook

Moviegoing Memories is a series of short interviews with filmmakers about going to the movies. Radu Jude's Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn is MUBI GO's Film of the Week in the UK and the US for November 26, 2021.

NOTEBOOK: How would you describe your movie in the least amount of words?

RADU JUDE: Humorless comedy.

NOTEBOOK: Where and what is your favorite movie theater? Why is it your favorite?

JUDE: "It seems to me that to call a movie house a theatre is the same as to call an undertaker a mortician," wrote Nabokov in his essay on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I am not picky, I am used to so many cinemas offering horrible cinema conditions, so that any decent one would do. I can maybe choose according to the programming: for instance, the Austrian Film Museum is doing interesting things, and La Cinémathèque française as well. I like cinematheques, I like to watch old films. Sometimes the critic Andrei Rus organizes interesting things in Bucharest.

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