Poppy Field

Câmp de maci

Romania 2020
In Romanian, English and French, with English subtitles
83 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Eugen Jebeleanu
Screenplay: Ioana Moraru
Cast: Conrad Mericoffer, Alexandru Potocean, Radouan Leflahi, Cendana Trifan
Production: Velvet Moraru / Icon Production
Print Source: Patra Spanou Film

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 intervention at a movie theatre, where an ultra-nationalist homophobic group has interrupted the screening of a queer film. After one of the protesters threatens to out him, Cristi spirals out of control.

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