Tue, Apr 25|
OPENING FILM: POPPY FIELD
A YOUNG ROMANIAN GENDARME FACES THE CLASH BETWEEN HIS CAREER AND HIS PERSONAL LIFE.
Time & Location
Apr 25, 2023, 6:00 PM
Toldi Cinema, Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36–38, 1054.
About The Film
OPENING FILM: Poppy Field | 25 April | 18:00 | Big Hall
Romania | 2020 | 81 mins
Feature film, in Romanian, English, French and Arabic with English and Hungarian subtitles
Poppy Field follows the struggle of a young Romanian gendarme Cristi, who tries to find the balance between two apparently opposing parts of his identity: that of a man working in a macho hierarchical environment and that of a closeted gay person who tries to keep his personal life a secret. While his long-distance French boyfriend Hadi is visiting him, Cristi is called in for an intervention at a movie theatre, where an ultra-nationalist, homophobic group has interrupted the screening of a queer film. Poppy Field won seven international prizes and 35 nominations at European and American film festivals (Torino, Gijón, BFI Flare London, Glasgow, Miami, San Francisco). At The Transilvanian Film Festival, it won the Audience Award and Best Director Award and also won three prizes at the Romanian Gopo Awards.
After the screening, there will be a discussion with the director Eugen Jebeleanu.
Eugen Jebeleanu (*1989) – director and guest
Eugen Jebeleanu is a Romanian film and theatre actor and director. In 2007, he moved to Bucharest to play his first role in the TV series Cu un pas înainte. He graduated from the Acting Department of National University of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography and also from various acting schools in London and Paris. He often worked with Radu Afrim. Together with Michael Verburgh, he founded two private theatre companies in Paris.