Child’s Pose (2013)

Child's Pose

Summary: 60-year-old Cornelia (the phenomenal Luminita Gheorghiu) leads a life of privilege, social power and abundant wealth in contemporary Bucharest, but life is not perfect. More than anything in the world, she longs for her 34-year-old son Barbu (Bogdan Dumitrache) to reciprocate her affections. But the pair barely speak, something the domineering Cornelia blames on Barbu’s live-in girlfriend. When Barbu is involved in a tragic car accident, Cornelia is thrust back into his life. Seeing her chance to regain control, she commences a frighteningly well-orchestrated campaign to save her son from prison. But Barbu, boiling with anger yet hopelessly emasculated and infantilised, refuses to play along.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 15th May, 2014

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Romania

Director: Calin Peter Netzer

Screenwriter: Calin Peter Netzer, Razvan Radulescu

Cast: Ifan Alexandru (Octavia), Bogdan Dumitrache (Barbu), Luminita Gheorghiu (Cornelia Keneres), Ilinca Goia (Carmen), Vlad Ivanov (Dinu Laurentiu), Natasa Raab (Olga Cerchez), Floran Zamfirescu (Domnul Fagarasnu)

Runtime: 112 mins

Classification: M


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