Lucky One premiered in cinemas in the spring of 2019, and it was well received. It was described as hypnotic, poetic, boring, demanding, beautiful and unique. The film received the Eurimages Audentia Award for audacious and innovative storytelling through film. The motivation went thus:
Our winner is a labyrinth of a film. It tells its story from multiple directions, innovating with image and sound and challenging the audience. Like a Russian doll, it is multi-layered. Its director makes us see cinema and life in new ways.
It is my hope that artistic research will transform the field of cinema, questioning outdated perspectives and developing alternative cinematic aesthetics and methods, supporting film experiences that actively engage and involve spectators and resourcing the development of a more pluralistic, empathetic and sustainable film community.