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.