MVIFF: CHILD’S POSE

| 2013 | 112 minutes | |
Calin Peter Netzer

Friday September 05, 2014

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$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Calin Peter Netzer
Razvan Radulescu, Calin Peter Netzer

Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab

A sharply crafted family thriller, CHILD’S POSE pivots on a riveting performance by Gheorghiu (4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, BEYOND THE HILLS) as a steely, upper-class Bucharest architect determined to keep her 30-something deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly 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,┬áthis caustic look into the corrupt heart of the Eastern European bourgeoisie twists into a brilliantly ambiguous study of obsessive motherly love.

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It marks the third feature directed by Calin Peter Netzer and yet another impressive, witty screenplay by Razvan Radulescu, who co-wrote Cristi Puiu’s THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU and STUFF AND DOUGH, as well as TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS, THE PAPER WILL BE BLUE and other landmarks of the Romanian New Wave.Childs-Pose-35174_7

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"A dark piece of neorealism - and a searing indictment of Eastern Europe's newly moneyed classes..." Steven Rea PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
"Perversely engrossing thanks to Gheorghiu's performance as the queen of denial." John Anderson NEWSDAY
"A fascinating, troubling and finally controversial portrait of maternal anxiety at its most smotheringly neurotic." Ann Hornaday WASHINGTON POST

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