February 19, 2014
Studio: Zeitgeist Films
Director: Calin Peter Netzer
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Calin Peter Netzer, Razvan Radulescu
Starring: Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Ilinca Goia, Natasa Raab, Florin Zamfirescu, Vlad Ivanov
A sharply crafted family thriller, "Child's Pose" pivots on a riveting performance by Gheorghiu 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, this caustic look into the corrupt heart of the Eastern European bourgeoisie twists into a brilliantly ambiguous study of obsessive motherly love.