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CHILD'S POSE (POZITIA COPILULUI)
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Completed - ROMANIAN - Drama - 112 minutes

Log Line

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?

Previous markets

  • Berlin EFM 2013 (Premiere)
  • FILMART 2013 (Screening)
  • Cannes 2013 (Screening)
  • Toronto 2013 (Screening)
Full history

Year of production : 2013

Director(s) : Calin Peter NETZER
Writer(s) : Razvan RADULESCU, Calin Peter NETZER
Cast : Luminita GHEORGHIU, Bogdan DUMITRACHE, Florin ZAMFIRESCU, Natasa RAAB, Ilinca GOIA

Producer(s) : Calin Peter NETZER (Parada Film), Ada SOLOMON (Parada Film)

Synopsis

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.

Production

Country(ies) : ROMANIA

Distributors

AUSTRALIA Jan 01, 1753 PALACE FILMS
BELGIUM Jan 01, 1753 REMAIN IN LIGHT BELGIUM
BRAZIL Jan 01, 1753 IMOVISION
CZECH REPU Jan 01, 1753 FILM EUROPE MEDIA COMPANY
DENMARK Jan 01, 1753 CAMERA FILM A/S
FRANCE Jan 01, 1753 UNIVERSCINE
FRANCE Jan 01, 1753 BLAQ OUT
GERMANY Jan 01, 1753 X VERLEIH AG
GREECE Jan 01, 1753 SEVEN FILMS
ICELAND Jan 01, 1753 HEIMILI KVIKMYNDANNA - BIO PARADIS
ITALY Jan 01, 1753 TEODORA FILM
JAPAN Jan 01, 1753 MAGIC HOUR CO., LTD.
JAPAN Jan 01, 1753 TOKYU BUNKAMURA INC.
KOREA (Sou Jan 01, 1753 MEDIADAY
KOREA (Sou Jan 01, 1753 ENTERMODE CORP.
MEXICO Jan 01, 1753 CINEMAS NUEVA ERA
NETHERLAND Jan 01, 1753 CONTACT FILM
NORWAY Jan 01, 1753 TOUR DE FORCE AS
NORWAY Jan 01, 1753 BERGEN KINO
NORWAY Jan 01, 1753 FILM&KINO
POLAND Jan 01, 1753 AURORA FILMS
POLAND Jan 01, 1753 TRANSATLANTYK FESTIVAL
PORTUGAL Jan 01, 1753 ALAMBIQUE
SPAIN Jan 01, 1753 GOLEM DISTRIBUCIÓN
SWEDEN Jan 01, 1753 STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SWEDEN Jan 01, 1753 EDGE ENTERTAINMENT
SWITZERLAN Jan 01, 1753 FILMCOOPI ZURICH AG
TAIWAN Jan 01, 1753 SWALLOW WINGS FILMS CO.,LTD.
TURKEY Jan 01, 1753 MOR FILM
UNITED KIN Jan 01, 1753 STUDIOCANAL (UK)
USA Jan 01, 1753 ZEITGEIST FILMS LIMITED
USA Jan 01, 1753 FILM FORUM

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Festivals and Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2013 - Competition (Golden Bear for the Best Film)
Toronto - TIFF 2013 Contemporary World Cinema


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