Final Day - Tuesday, March 11

CHILD’S POSE

  • 1:00
  • 6:10

$7.50 Member $13.00 Regular

DIRECTED BY CALIN PETER NETZER

Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, CHILD’S POSE is a sharply crafted family thriller pivoting on a riveting performance by Luminita Gheorghiu (4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, AND 2 DAYS) as a steely, upper-crust Bucharest architect determined to keep her 30-something deadbeat son out of jail after a fatal car crash. How far will she go to convince the police, eyewitnesses, and even the victim’s family that her son was not recklessly speeding? A spellbinding drama of social commentary and psychological realism, this caustic look into the corrupt heart of the Eastern European bourgeoisie twists into a brilliantly ambiguous study of obsessive motherly love. 

ROMANIA • 2013 • 112 MINS. • IN ROMANIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES • ZEITGEIST FILMS

REVIEWS

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“STUNNING. A continually deepening drama about corruption, class divisions and generational conflict.”
– Stuart Klawans, The Nation

****! [4 stars]
(4 stars)
“What is a definition of good Romanian cinema? Answer: Calin Peter Netzer’s CHILD’S POSE… Wonderfully acted and lit like a daytime nightmare, the film moves to a powerful climax.”

– Nigel Andrews, Financial Times (UK)

****! [4 stars]
(4 stars)
Gripping drama. Another demonstration of how (Romania’s) new wave is developing a distinctive kind of real-time slice-of-life cinema with characterization in extreme, pitiless closeup. Brilliantly crafted incidental insights into post-Ceausescu society… Goes beyond the thriller genre, into deeper waters. Challenging, intelligent work.”

– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (UK)

“An excellent film. Tightly plotted.”
– Tim Robey, Telegraph (UK)

“(Gheorghiu is) a towering actress of the Romanian New Wave.  A truly great actress.”
– Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

“Cinema loves its messed up mother-son relationships. But rarely are they handled with the mastery of Calin Peter Netzer’s tale of smotherly love.”
– Ryan Lattanzio, Indiewire

“Spectacular! A snappish, seething, darkly funny drama of class and ethics.”
– Guy Lodge, Hitfix

“An engrossing character study and thrilling family drama.”
– Sight on Sound

“(A) dissection of monstrous motherly love. A razor-sharp jibe at Romania’s nouveau riche.”
– Jay Weissberg, Variety

“(A) stunning performance by Gheorghiu.”
– Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Trailer

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