CHILD’S POSE presents in a thrilling, emotional, yet humorous way, the relationship between a ruling mother and her grown-up child. CHILD’S POSE is a touching film on traumatizing children while suffocating them with love and on the marks that parents leave on their children’s personalities. The movie is also a depiction of the Romanian contemporary high-class, speaking about low-level corruption and trading of influence in the midst of the core social institutions and their extensions over the whole socio-economic system in Romania nowadays.

Director's Statement

CHILD’S POSE is a film about a pretty pathological mother-and-son relationship, about the children’s position relative to their parents and vice versa, about parents losing their children one way or another. A camera dependent film I might say, that will attempt to convey states of mind, feelings, smouldering conflicts, desperate outbursts, i.e. a slice of life with an almost documentary authenticity. The characters are analysed or rather psychoanalyzed, trying to get a feeling of understanding or even compassion towards this weird family.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Calin-Peter Netzer

Written by: Calin-Peter Netzer, Razvan Radulescu

Produced by: Calin-Peter Netzer, Ada Solomon

Cinematography: Andrei Butica

Editing: Dana Lucretia Bunescu

Production Design: Malina Ionescu

Costume Design: Irina Marinescu

Sound: Dana Lucretia Bunescu

Cast: Natasa Raab, Bogdan Dumitrache, Ilinca Goia, Luminita Gheorghiu, Florin Zamfirescu

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actress 2013
  • Feature Film Selection 2013