FILMS

COLOR-BLIND

Wunderschein

A Demonstration

GOOD LUCK

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Laborat

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IN PRODUCTION

Theater of the Invisible

DIRECTORS

Guillaume Cailleau

Sasha Litvintseva

Ben Russell

Hanna Slak

Beny Wagner

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GOOD LUCK

By Ben Russell

143', S16mm, 5.1

2017

Synopsis

Beginning with a 600-meter descent into the depths of the earth, Good Luck shines a flashlight onto the human face of labor in the time-warp’d working conditions of an underground              state-owned mine in Serbia. The hiss of oxygen cuts through the diesel rumble, the walls of the office vibrate with explosions two levels below; war-torn and half-forgotten, these miners’ physical struggle finds its mirror a continent away – in the tropical heat of an illegal Surinamese gold mine. The water pumps roar under the blinding sun; silver liquid rolls across the hand of a Saramaccan Maroon as he adds mercury to dirt in a never-ending search for gold. Formed between dark and light, cold and heat, North and South, Good Luck immerses its viewer in the precarious natural and social environments of two distinct labor groups so as to better understand the bonds that men share. In a time of global economic turmoil, here is the human foundation of capital, revealed.

ARTISTIC AND TECHNICAL TEAM

Director: Ben Russell

Producers: Janja Kralj (KinoElektron), Guillaume Cailleau (CaSk Films)

Camera: Ben Russell

Steadicam: Chris Fawcett

Assistant Camera: Ville Piippo, Hélène Degrandcourt, Guillaume Cailleau

Sound: Jakov Munižaba

Editors: Ben Russell, Maja Tennstedt

Add’l Sound Design 

Foley: Nicolas Becker

Sound Mix: Simon Apostolou

Color Grading: Unai Rosende

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