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GOOD LUCK

GOOD LUCK

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November 13, 2017 to November 19, 2017

As part of RIDM

Cinémathèque québécoise Book

Ben Russell’s third feature is as powerful as it is apparently simple. Presented in two distinct parts plus an epilogue, this conceptual ethnographic film transports us to two intense and very di erent manual labour sites. The first is an underground copper mine in Serbia, the second an open-pit gold mine in Suriname. Beautifully shot in 16mm, in both colour and black and white, Good Luck is a study in contrasts that encourages us to think about the differences and similarities between the tense atmosphere of the state-run mine and the brutal sun beating down on the semi-legal quarry. Always highlighting the workers’ individuality and solidarity, Good Luck is also and above all a work of deep humanist solidarity.

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