Child's Pose (2014)
Critic 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.
Child's Pose Videos
Child's Pose Photos
Watch it now
News & Interviews for Child's Pose
Critic Reviews for Child's Pose
A dark piece of neorealism - and a searing indictment of Eastern Europe's newly moneyed classes ...
A Romanian political allegory - in Romanian - might sound like tough sledding, but thanks to a searing performance by Luminita Gheorghiu, "Child's Pose" is anything but.
Perversely engrossing thanks to Gheorghiu's performance as the queen of denial.
Netzer crafts not only a chilling story of family dysfunction, but also an illuminating look into the corruption and decay of the Romanian bourgeoisie - without ever overplaying his hand. It all appears so effortless, when in fact it's so skillful.
A fascinating, troubling and finally controversial portrait of maternal anxiety at its most smotheringly neurotic.
Audience Reviews for Child's Pose
This was the first movie that I watched from this director, and I haveto say that I truly enjoyed it. Something that can happen in every country and culture.
Gheorghiu is fabulous as the monstrous, over-controlling bourgeois mother in this sharp amalgam of social critique and family drama that even manages to make us feel pity towards her, conveying a world of complexities in its details, dialogue and characters' behavior.
The Dogma-style movie making starts off looking less like an intentional style and more like lazy camerawork, avoidance of editing, and incompetent lighting. It settles down after a while into a more professional looking product. The story is a bit cliched but is saved by the performances, particularly C?lin Peter Netzer as the mother, and by some growth in the character of the son.
Child's Pose Quotes
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.
Discuss Child's Pose on our Movie forum!