Child’s Pose
Child’s Pose

Child’s Pose

Director Călin Peter Netzer

Production year 2012

Length 112min.

Country Romania


Cornelia is 60 and truly unhappy: her son, Barbu, 34, fights incredibly hard to become independent. He has moved out, has his own car, a girlfriend who obviously doesn’t meet Cornelia’s standards and – most upsettingly – he avoids his mother as much as possible. When Cornelia finds out that Barbu was involved in a tragic accident, her motherly instincts take over and she uses all her skills, well-connected friends and money to release Barbu from jail. She then expects him to become the dependent child he was before. This doesn’t seem to be a very difficult task given the state of shock Barbu is in. Though, it is a thin line between motherly love and self-serving manipulation. Will she be able to let go and unlock him from his child’s pose?



Călin Peter Netzer
Călin Peter Netzer



Ada Solomon


Răzvan Rădulescu, Călin Peter Netzer

Director of Photography

Andrei Butică

Production designer

Mălina Ionescu


Cristian Tarnovechi


Dana Lucretia Bunescu


Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab, Ilinca Goia, Florin Zamfirescu, Vlad Ivanov

Production company(ies)

Parada Film

Călin Peter Netzer

Born 1975, Petrosani, Romania. In 1983, Netzer immigrated to Germany together with his parents. In 1994, he began attending the courses of The National Theatre and Film University in Bucharest, Film Direction Department, and in 1999 he obtained his diploma as film director. His short & feature debuts, both entitled Maria (1997 & 2003) were screened and awarded in prestigious festivals around the world. His feature, Medal of Honor, was selected for screening in more than 30 festivals and awarded the Silver Alexander and four other prizes at the Thessaloniki IFF 2009. It won two Gopo Awards (Romanian equivalent of Academy Awards) for Best Leading Actor and Best Script. Child’s Pose is Netzer’s third feature film.


Maria (1997, short), Maria (1997), Medal of Honor (2009), Child’s Pose (2013)

FILMS 2013