Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Bad Boy Bubby

Year: 1993
Language: English
Run Time: 112 minutes

Bad Boy Bubby

Rolf de Heer's BAD BOY BUBBY, one of the CIFF's most notorious films, returns for its third festival appearance. Nearly 15 years since the film's release, this dark comedy continues to bewilder and intrigue audiences with its disturbingly original narrative and sharp innovative style. Thirty-five-year-old Bubby has never left the windowless apartment he occupies with his domineering mother. According to Mum, who periodically leaves with gas mask in tow, the poisons in the outside air will surely kill Bubby. Waiting for her return, he sits for entire days without moving because Jesus is always watching. When grotesquely boisterous Pop arrives, Bubby explodes with jealousy. Silencing his mother for the first time, Bubby ventures into the colorful world beyond his apartment. He befriends an eclectic mix of characters, ranging from the promiscuous Salvo Cherie to a struggling rock band to a stray cat. As de Heer assumes Bubby's distorted perspective, he ultimately exposes the oddities of what we perceive as "normal." – E.J.B.

CIFF31 Screenings

Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 12:00 AM -
Monday, March 19, 2007 at 2:00 AM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Rolf de Heer

Rolf de Heer

Rolf de Heer, Domenico Procacci, Giorgio Draskovic

Ian Jones

Suresh Ayyar

Principal Cast
Nicholas Hope, Claire Benito, Ralph Cotterill, Carmel Johnson

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