The top prize winner at the Berlin International Film Festival, Călin Peter Netzer's sharply crafted Child's Pose pivots on a riveting performance by Luminita Gheorghiu (Best Actress Nominee, European Film Awards) 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 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. Savagely witty and utterly engrossing, Child's Pose is also the Official Romanian Entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: It isn't necessarily an easy watch, but thanks to Netzer's interesting direction and a riveting performance from Gheorghiu, Child's Pose is rewarding.