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Date(s) - 12/11/2017

Triskel Christchurch


Documentary | Europe | Political | Africa

Suriname has figured prominently in the work of experimental filmmaker Ben Russell and has provided a rich canvas for his ethnographic preoccupations. Good Luck sees him return to the country to observe an illegal gold mine. This is juxtaposed with the operations at a state run copper mine in Serbia. Shooting on Super16mm film, Russell accompanies those miners 400 meters beneath the surface as well as observing the conditions under which the Surinamese labour. Thoroughly immersive, Russell makes striking use of diegetic music – Band Of Gold never sounded so mournful.


Director:  Ben Russel
Producer: Janja Kralj 

Country:  France, Germany
Languages:  Serbian, Creole
Colour:  Colour, Black and White
Duration: 143 minutes

Tickets: €10.00 / €8.50 Concession