Foreign Film: Child’s Pose

07/12/2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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The top prize winner at the Berlin Film Festival, and the official Romanian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the eighty-sixth Academy Awards, Child’s Pose is savagely witty and utterly engrossing. Sharply crafted by Calin Peter Ntezer, the film pivots on a riveting performance by Luminita Gheorghiu as a steely, well-to-do Bucharest architect determined to keep her thirty-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, this caustic look into the corrupt heart of the Eastern European bourgeoisie twists into a brilliantly ambiguous study of obsessive motherly love.  

Director: Calin Peter Netzer | 2013 | Romania | 112 minutes Romanian with English subtitles