Niagara Gazette

Night & Day

April 1, 2014

CALLERI: A comic book adventure and two foreign films entice moviegoers

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Niagara Gazette — “Child’s Pose,” from Romania, follows Cornelia, an obsessive architect eager to maintain control over her thirtysomething son. She finds an opportunity to do so after he’s charged with vehicular manslaughter. Directed by Calin Peter Netzer, and co-written by him and Razvan Radulescu, the movie stars an extraordinary Luminita Gheorghiu as the woman determined to manipulate everyone around her, not only medical personnel and corrupt bureaucrats, but also her emotionally weak son.

Cornelia, who thrives on an aberrant sense of denial, does not want him to leave her life for any reason. The strong film treads a little into psychological thriller territory. How unhealthy can a relationship between a mother and her son be? When you see “Child’s Pose,” you’ll find out.

Michael Calleri reviews films for Night and Day. Contact him at moviecolumn@outlook.com.

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