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"Child's Pose", a film directed by Romanian Calin Netzer, won the Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival.
The third feature film by Romanian director Calin Peter Netzer, 38, won the Golden Bear prize for the best film at the Berlin film festival on Saturday.
“Child’s Pose” is the story of a domineering mother who takes things to the limit when her only son hits a child in a car accident and faces imprisonment.
Whether it’s motherly love or manic anxiety is left for the audience to decide while she turns into a frightening, raging bully to save her child.
The movie is expected to hit Romanian screens on March 8.
Recent years have seen a renaissance in Romanian cinema. The Communist past, the 1989 revolution and the turbulent transition to democracy are all themes in the country's new wave of films.
Young directors are sharing their stories, experiences and memories in a way that critics find honest, simple and realistic.
Last year, the low-budget film, “Beyond the Hills”, directed by Cristian Mungiu, won two prizes at Cannes film festival.
In 2007, a drama also directed by Mungiu entitled "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (also known as "432"), won the Palme d'Or at Cannes. That year, Mungiu also won the award for best director.
Donors spent hundreds of thousands of euro building a new museum in Gjirokastra - but the results were questionable and it ultimately closed over an ideological dispute.
Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin…