Good Luck

Filmed on Super 16mm between a state-owned underground copper mine in post-war Serbia and an illegal gold mining collective in the tropical heat of Suriname, Good Luck is a non-fiction portrait of men brought together in the pursuit of capital. Neither a simple morality tale nor an indictment of the mining industry, Good Luck is a film that looks at the similarities between two radically different groups of men as they work in isolation on opposite sides of the globe, labouring in the long shadow of a 3,500 year-old extraction process.

Formed between dark and light, cold and heat, North and South, the film immerses its viewer in the precarious natural and social environments of two distinct labour 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.


Event: Screening

Director: Ben Russell

Year: 2017

Country: France, Germany

Date: Saturday 01 December

Time: 12.00pm

Location: Gold Room, Scottish Youth Theatre