Poppy Field

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Poppy Field

Just as his long-distance boyfriend comes to visit, Cristi (Conrad Mericoffer), a young police officer, is called in for an intervention at a movie theatre, where a homophobic group has interrupted the screening of a queer-themed film. This is the starting point for a piercing portrait of a man at odds with his sexuality, trying to find a balance between his job in a macho, hierarchical environment and his personal life as a closeted gay person. The situation worsens when one of the protesters threatens to out Cristi, triggering a complex domino effect related to his identity. First-time director Jebeleanu creates, almost in real time, a tense huis-clos drama about censorship and self-censorship in a world that makes it hard to be free if you are different.

Before watching films in this series, be sure to check out the conversation between Making Waves president Corina Șuteu and artistic director Mihai Chirilov!

Pricing/Film Availability Info: Admission to the series will be sold either as an all-access pass or à la carte, available in the JBFC Virtual Marquee. Pricing is $75 (members), $90 (nonmembers) for the all-access pass, or $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers) per film. All film programs will be available to stream for the entire length of the series—films will become available at 10:00 am on March 25 and will be open to stream until 11:59 pm on March 31. Once a film is started, pass holders will have 48 hours to finish, regardless of when in the series they start the film. Films are available to stream in the entire US, unless otherwise noted. Certain films in this series can and may sell out, so we encourage ticket and pass purchasers to secure their access by unlocking their films on March 25 when they become available. Series passes will go on sale February 25, while individual tickets will go on sale March 25.

Series Pass: $75 (members), $90 (nonmembers)

Tickets: $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers)

"This adept first feature quickly gathers momentum, delivering a knotty portrait of a man who, like the culture in which he lives, is still wrestling with the very idea of homosexuality"
Wendy Ide, Screen International

This film is part of the Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema series.



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