Child's Pose Review

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When Romanian socialite Cornelia Kerenes (Gheorghiu) learns that her son (Dumitrache) has been involved in a car smash, she has little inkling of the ramifications. A child has been killed and the family want justice. Can Cornelia keep her offspring from jail and hold herself together?


Romania's nouveau riche are unfavourably compared to the Communist elite in this superbly played, if rather obvious, satire. The dialogue crackles, however, and Luminita Gheorghiu excels as the matriarch pulling strings after her feckless son’s car kills a child.

Another powerfully observed Romanian drama.