Completed - ROMANIAN - Drama - 112 minutes
Well-to-do, well-connected Bucharest society lady Cornelia switches into overdrive when her 34-year-old son kills a child in a car accident. Through her smothering love and attentions, she’s kept the hard realities of life away from him up to now. But for how much longer?
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Calin Peter NETZER
Razvan RADULESCU, Calin Peter NETZER
Luminita GHEORGHIU, Bogdan DUMITRACHE, Florin ZAMFIRESCU, Natasa RAAB, Ilinca GOIA
Calin Peter NETZER (Parada Film), Ada SOLOMON (Parada Film)
Cornelia is 60 and fundamentally unhappy: her son, Barbu, 34, fights with all his might to become independent. He has moved out, has his own car, has a girlfriend who obviously doesn't meet Cornelia's standards and – most upsettingly – he avoids his loving mother as much as possible. When Cornelia finds out that Barbu was involved in a tragic accident, her motherly instincts take over and she uses all her skills, well-connected friends and money to save Barbu from jail. Then she expects him to once again become the dependent child he was before. This doesn't seem to be a very difficult task, given the state of shock Barbu is in. But it is a thin line between motherly love and self-serving manipulation. Will she be able to let go and unlock him from his child’s pose...?
Child’s Pose presents in a thrilling, emotional, yet humorous way, the relationship between a dominant mother and her grown-up son. Child’s Pose is a touching film about our looking after our children while suffocating them with love and on the marks that parents leave on their children’s personalities. On a different layer, it is also a portrayal of contemporary high-class Romania, the low-level corruption and trading of influence in the midst of the core social institutions.
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Berlinale - EFM 2013 - Competition (Golden Bear for the Best Film)Toronto - TIFF 2013 Contemporary World Cinema