BAM | BAM Rose Cinemas, Peter Jay Sharp Building
Part of BAMcinématek and TransCultural Express series Russian Cinema Now
RUN TIME: 127min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
BAM CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8
STUDENTS/SENIORS: $9 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
Directed by Sergei Loznitsa | 2011
With Vlad Ivanov, Viktor Nemets, Olga Shuvalova
"Suspenseful, mysterious, at times bitterly funny, consistently moving and filled with images of a Russia haunted both by ghosts and the living dead."
—The New York Times
Opening with an image of a corpse being tossed into freshly mixed cement, My Joy allows the human grotesqueries to pile up from there, as a young truck driver (Nemets) wanders through a wasteland of ultra-weirdos and random violence. Formerly a documentarian, Loznitsa shoots this ironically titled gonzo horror show with a scarily detached eye.