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POPPY FIELD

by Eugen Jebeleanu

synopsis

Poppy Field follows the struggle of a young Romanian gendarme, Cristi, who tries to find the balance between two apparently opposing parts of his identity: that of a man working in a macho hierarchical environment and that of a closeted gay person who tries to keep his personal life a secret. While his long-distance French boyfriend, Hadi, is visiting him, Cristi is called in for an intervention at a movie theatre, where an ultra-nationalist, homophobic group has interrupted the screening of a queer film. After one of the protesters threatens to out him, Cristi spirals out of control.

international title: Poppy Field
original title: Câmp de maci
country: Romania
sales agent: Patra Spanou Film
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Eugen Jebeleanu
film run: 83'
screenplay: Ioana Moraru
cast: Conrad Mericoffer, Alexandru Potocean, Radouan Leflahi, Cendana Trifan, Ionut Niculae, Alex Calin, Rolando Matsangos, George Piştereanu
cinematography by: Marius Panduru
film editing: Catalin Cristutiu
art director: Velica Panduru
producer: Velvet Moraru
production: Icon Production, Motion Picture Management, Cutare Film
backing: Centrul National al Cinematografiei (CNC) (RO)
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