Berlin Reviews for Child's Pose by Calin Peter Netzer

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Luminita Gheorghiu in Child's Pose by Calin Peter Netzer
Luminiţa Gheorghiu in Child's Pose

Calin Peter Netzer's Child's Pose has just been screened in the Berlinale on 11 February 2013. See below excerpts from fresh reviews:

Deborah Young writing for The Hollywood Reporter:
"Though dramatically a little too pat for comfort, the screenplay by Razvan Radulescu and director Calin Peter Netzer is admirably handled, with wicked moments of humor balancing out a truly dramatic finale. [...] More than anything else, it is Gheorghiu’s un-self-conscious, realistic character study of the emotional tyrant Cornelia that keeps the engine running on a compactly written drama."

Read the entire review here.

Patrick Gamble writing for Cine Vue:
A film about loss told through the duel themes of death and rejection, Romanian director Calin Peter Netzer's Child's Pose (Pozitia copilului, 2013) is a raw and unflinching film [...] A suffocating and overbearing drama, Child's Pose cuts to the bare bone of maternal love. Yet despite Netzer's harsh and clinical approach, his gentle use of humour and the most sincerest of intentions create a deeply compassionate film about the emotionally crippling effects of loss - and an enlightening examination of contemporary Romanian society."

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Jay Weissberg writing for Variety:

"Noted scripter Razvan Radulescu delivers his strongest screenplay for some time with "Child's Pose," Calin Peter Netzer's dissection of monstrous motherly love.  [...] Sharp, multilayered dialogue and expectedly canny performances are strong enough to overcome the over-active, judgmental lensing."

Read the entire review here.