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Child's Pose

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Directed by Călin Peter Netzer
Romania, 2013


Luminita Gheorghiu (Best Supporting Actress,The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Los Angeles Film Critics) stars as a steely, well-to-do Bucharest architect determined to keep her 30-something deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash.

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Child's Pose Directed by Călin Peter Netzer
Just as Asghar Farhadi’s 2011 film A SEPARATION was discussed by critics in terms of a Hitchcockian thriller, so, too, could Calin Peter Netzer’s enormously accomplished CHILD’S POSE be thought of in those terms… Shaky hand-held camera movements and seemingly jaundiced cinematography add further dimensions to a thriller that is one of the best films to emerge from the Romanian New Wave in recent years.
March 07, 2014
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…Child’s Pose is poised to become the most high profile Romanian film released in the United States since 2007’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. Unfortunately, this attention to straightforward, mostly humor-deprived storytelling often sits uneasily with Netzer’s realist inclinations; while calling to mind some of the country’s initial 21st-century output, his style occasionally strains to bolster the gravity of the narrative.
February 21, 2014
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Child’s Pose treads a delicate line between social horror and comedy—so much so that, as with Lazarescu, it’s not always immediately apparent that the comedy is present. It shows us an aspect of Romanian society that we haven’t much seen before—concentrating on the wealthy and powerful, and showing how they edge the rest of the population out of the picture.
February 20, 2014
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