Archive of films Child's Pose / Poziţia copilului
2013, 112 min
Sixty-year-old Cornelia continues to dote on her adult son Barbu, who is trying his best to free himself from her influence. But when a tragic accident happens, Barbu’s mother comes to his aid and is willing to do anything to help him.... This psychologically sophisticated, excellently written and brilliantly acted drama about a pathological mother-son relationship won the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale.
Sixty-year-old Cornelia is a well-off architect who continues to dote on her adult son Barbu. For his part, Barbu is trying his best to free himself from the influence of his domineering, manipulative mother; he needs his independence. He leaves home and moves in with his girlfriend, whom his demanding mother doesn’t approve of. But when a tragedy occurs, Barbu’s mother comes to his aid and is willing to do anything to help him.... This psychologically sophisticated, excellently written and superbly acted drama about a pathological mother-son relationship won the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale. On a broader scale, the film – whose script was co-written by renowned Romanian screenwriter Răzvan Rădulescu – also explores the life of Romania’s new upper class while touching on pressing social issues such as corruption and the abuse of power.
About the director
Călin Peter Netzer (b. 1975, Petroşani, Romania) studied directing at Bucharest’s Theatre and Film Academy. His feature-length debut Maria (2003) premiered at Locarno where it received the Main Jury Prize and awards for the two main actors. His second feature Medal of Honor (Medalia de onoare, 2009) screened at more than thirty film festivals and was selected for the prestigious Variety Critics’ Choice section at KVIFF 2010. Child’s Pose is Netzer’s third feature film.
About the film
|Director:||Călin Peter Netzer|
|Screenplay:||Răzvan Rădulescu, Călin Peter Netzer|
|Dir. of Photography:||Andrei Butică|
|Editor:||Dana Lucretia Bunescu|
|Producer:||Călin Peter Netzer, Ada Solomon|
|Cast:||Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab, Ilinca Goia|
|Contact:||Beta Cinema GmbH, Film Europe s.r.o.|
|Distributor:||Film Europe s.r.o.|
Călin Peter Netzer
Film Director, Film Director