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“Child’s Pose”, a Romanian feature film directed by Calin Peter Netzer is in the race for the Golden bear at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, tomorrow thru Feb 17. The film, to have its world premiere on Feb 11, is a heart-felt and, at the same time, humorous account of the relationship between a domineering mother and her adult son. This is a film that focuses on the trauma of children smothered by the love of their parents, which leaves indelible marks on children’s personality. The film, which is also an X-ray of the contemporary Romanian “high society”, tackles such issues as influence peddling and petty corruption in public institutions and their extensions to the entire socio-economic system in today’s Romania, according to a press release by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Berlin and quoted by monitorulcj.ro. The protagonists are Luminita Gheorghiu, known to film viewers for her part in “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu” and Bogdan Dumitrache (“Best Intentions”). The cast also features Natasa Raab, Ilinca Goia, Florin Zamfirescu, Cerasela Iosifescu, Mimi Branescu and Vlad Ivanov. Writer and screenwriter Razvan Radulescu, (“Goods and Money”, “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu”, “First of all, Felicia”) wrote the script. Calin Peter Netzer’s previous full length films include “Maria” and “Medal of Honor”, which earned international accolades “Marussia”, the debut film of director Eva Pervolovici was selected in the “Generation” section. The film tells the story of Lucia and her 6-year-old daughter, always on the move since embarking on a journey from Moscow to Paris.After Ana Ulariu, Dragos Bucur and Maria Popistasu, Ada Condeescu is one of the 10 actors and actresses selected to the “Shooting Stars” program, in its 16th year, at this year’s Berlin Film Fest. Shooting Stars is organized by de European Film Promotion (EFP) in cooperation with the EFP member organizations of which the Romanian Film Promotion Association. “Shooting Stars” aims to internationally promote the most gifted European actors and actresses by facilitating contacts with major film industry figures (top actors, directors, producers and casting directors).Also at the Berlinale, the Romanian Film promotion Association organizes the “Romanian stand at the Berlinale Film Market”, aimed at introducing the international market to Romanian productions, creating ties toward international co-productions and showcasing Romania as a film set for investments by major international film production houses.