Radu Jude is the most daring and important filmmaker to have emerged in Europe over the past decade, the heir to the probing, confrontational cinema of Godard and the late 60s new wave.
While the breadth and variety of his work resists classification, Jude's fiercely political cinema is charged with anger at injustice and compassion for the oppressed, while embracing the liberating laughter of the absurd and the grotesque. If you can't remake the world, at least make mischief.
"The first retrospective dedicated to Radu Jude in Canada, our series includes all his dramatic features culminating in Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, which will be Romania’s submission for the Best Foreign Film Award at the Academy Awards."
- Tom Charity
Radu Jude: Presenting Histories, Confronting Fascism screens at the VIFF Centre from November 26 to December 5, 2021. For more more information and ticket, visit https://goviff.org/radu-jude .
Watch the series trailer here.