Poziţia Copilului

Child's Pose

 
As watchable as daytime drama, Child's Pose is an on-target, tragi-comic portrait of a domineering mother who sees a chance to regain control over her adult son when he faces manslaughter charges for reckless driving. The screenplay by Răzvan Rădulescu and director Călin Peter Netzer is admirably handled, with wicked moments of humor balancing out a truly dramatic finale. More than anything else, it is Gheorghiu's un-self-conscious, realistic character study of the emotional tyrant Cornelia that keeps the engine running on a compactly written drama. (Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter)

Director's Biography
Calin Peter Netzer
Born in Petroșani, Romania, in 1975, his family emigrated to Germany in 1983 and he grew up there. After finishing school he returned to Romania and studied film directing in Budapest from 1994 to 1999. After realizing a series of short films he made his feature film debut in 2003 with “Maria”. His family drama “Child’s Pose” won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale in 2013.

Film Selection: Ana, mon amour (2016) — Poziţia Copilului (Child’s Pose, 2012) — Medalia de onoare (Medal of Honor, 2009) — Maria (2003) — Zăpada mieilor (The Snow of the Lambs, 1998, short)
Spotlight 2018
Călin Peter Netzer
Romania 2012
color
112 minutes
Romanian
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Răzvan Rădulescu, Călin Peter Netze
Cinematography Andrei Butică
Editing Dana Lucreţia Bunescu
Sound/Sounddesign Cristian Tarnoveţchi
With Luminiţa Gheorghiu,
Bogdan Dumitrache,
Florin Zamfirescu, Ilinca Goia
Producer(s) Călin Peter Netzer, Ada Solomon
Production
Parada Film, Hai-Hui Entertainmen
Rechte Österreich / Austrian Rights
Filmladen

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlinale 2013