By Calin Peter NETZER

BETA CINEMA - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2013

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?

& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2013
Competition Golden Bear for the Best Film
Toronto - TIFF 2013
Contemporary World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 112 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Calin Peter NETZER
    • Writer(s)
    • Razvan RADULESCU, Calin Peter NETZER
    • 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.