A CLOSETED MEMBER OF THE BUCHAREST POLICE FORCE
IS FORCED TO CONFRONT THE CONTRADICTIONS BETWEEN
HIS PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE IN THIS POWERFUL ROMANIAN DRAMA INSPIRED BY REAL-LIFE EVENTS
Planning to spend a romantic weekend with his long-distance boyfriend, Christi’s tender reunion is cut short when he is called in to handle a crisis at work. Christi is a member of the Bucharest police force, and his unit is sent to quell a protest at a local movie theater, where a far-right group has interrupted the screening of a queer film. As tensions between the homophobic protesters and the audience mount, Christi, closeted to his fellow officers, begins to spiral out of control when he spots a former fling in the crowd. A violent outburst threatens to expose Christi’s secret and forces him to confront the contradictions between his personal and professional life.
Inspired by true events, POPPY FIELD, the feature film debut of director Eugen Jebeleanu, “reveals aspects of the wider damage done by prejudice that are rarely seen onscreen” (Eye for Film) and is a “worthy entry into the Romanian New Wave” (Art House Street).
POPPY FIELD (2020)
Directed by: Eugen Jebeleanu
Written by: Ioana Moraru
Cast: Conrad Mericoffer, Alexandra Potocean, Radouan Leflahi, Cendana Trifan, Ionut Niculae, Alex Călin, Rolando Matsangos, George Pistereanu
Produced by: Velvet Moraru
Co-Produced By: Rodrigo Ruis Tarazona Diaz, Cornelia Popa, Cosmin Fericean
Director of Photography: Marius Panduru