Romania picks Child's Pose as Best Foreign Film contender
- The Golden Bear winner became Romania's most successful domestic release in a decade
Starting its international career with a world premiere at this year's Berlinale, Calin Peter Netzer's Child's Pose [+see also:
interview: Calin Peter Netzer
film profile] may end it at the Oscar gala: a national jury of film professionals, film festival organizers and film journalists selected the Golden Bear winner as Romania's entry in the Best Foreign Film category of next year's Oscars.
Produced and domestically released by Parada Film, the family drama proved that there is still hope for national films in Romania: promoted by an extensive media campaign after its Berlinale success, Child's Pose became the most successful Romanian release of the last decade, with more than 100,000 admissions. Netzer's film surpassed other prominent award winners in recent history, such as Palme d'Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days [+see also:
interview: Cristian Mungiu
interview: Oleg Mutu
film profile] (Cannes 2007) and the Jury Grand Prix and Alfred Bauer Award winner If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle [+see also:
interview: Ada Condeescu
film profile] (Berlin 2010).
The film transformed the already loved Luminita Gheorghiu into the face of Romanian cinema and might secure success for her next feature, Stere Gulea's I'm an Old Communist Hag, scheduled for release on August 23.
The international sales of Child's Pose are handled by Germany's Beta Cinema.
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