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Courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
Map & Directions

Directed by Călin Peter Netzer

2013, in Romanian with English subtitles


112 minutes



Child's Pose

Pozitia copilului

Călin Peter Netzer’s sharply crafted, award-winning Child’s Pose pivots on a riveting performance by Luminita Gheorghiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) as a steely, well-to-do Bucharest architect determined to keep her 30-something deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash. Savagely witty and utterly engrossing, this spellbinding drama of social commentary and psychological realism is a caustic look into the corrupt heart of Eastern European bourgeoisie, which twists into a brilliantly ambiguous study of obsessive motherly love.