Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, March 29, 2014

9:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(Romania/2013—directed by Calin Peter Netzer)
Grand Prize Winner at the Berlin Film Festival, Calin Peter Netzer’s sharply crafted Child’s Pose pivots on a riveting performance by Luminita Gheorghiu (L.A. Film Critics Winner for Best Supporting Actress in 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. 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 insight 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. Savagely witty and completely engrossing, Child’s Pose is also the Official Romanian Entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards®. In Romanian with English subtitles. (112 min.)
“From Psycho to The Deep End, cinema loves its messed up mother-son relationships. But rarely are they handled with the mastery of Calin Peter Netzer’s tale. Brilliantly written, unnerving, amazing.” –IndieWire
“Wonderfully acted, powerful, hallucinatory. That it won this year’s Berlin Festival surprised none.” –Nigel Andrews, The Financial Times (London)