A Closeted Bucharest Policeman is Forced to Confront the Contradictions Between His Personal and Professional Life in POPPY FIELD, Opening via Virtual Cinema, VOD & Digital on April 8

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

SYNOPSIS 

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

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