Cornelia is well off, a woman whose life always works according to plan – always, that is, with the exception of her relationship with her only son, Barbu. When he causes a tragic accident on a highway one evening, she rushes to his aid, using her personal contacts and the skills she learned during the Ceaușescu era about how to "cope" during a crisis. Nothing – bribes, lies, threats – can prevent her from saving her son from prison. Cornelia is motivated not only by maternal altruism but also by a desire to gain control over Barbu’s life, something she lost a long time ago. This moving and uncomfortably perceptive film by Calin Peter Netzer is a masterful lesson in simple, albeit original, drama. Bereft of any technical or stylistic complications, Child’s Pose is both a universal story about family and a depiction of contemporary Romania, torn between a painful past and an unsure future.
Berlin IFF 2013 - Golden Bear, FIPRESCI Prize; Stockholm FF 2013 - Tella Film Award; Gopos Awards Romania 2014 - Best Feature Film, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Directing, Best Editing, Best Screenplay
Born in 1975 in Petrosani, Calin Peter Netzer is a well-known Romanian director associated with the Romanian New Wave. He spent much of his life in Germany. He studied film direction at the Bucharest Theater and Film Institute. His feature-film debut, Maria, won the Special Jury Prize at the festival in Locarno, and was also Romania’s entry to the Academy Awards.
1998 Zapada mieilor (short)
2009 Medal honorowy / Medalia de onoare / Medal of Honor
2013 Pozycja dziecka / Poziţia copilului / Child's Pose