POPPY FIELD

Romania- 2020
81 min

Directed by: Eugen Jebeleanu
Script: Ioana Moraru
DOP: Marius Panduru
Cast: Conrad Mericoffer, Alexandru Potocean, Radouan Leflahi, Cendana Trifan, Ionuț Niculae, Alex Călin, Rolando Matsangos, George Piștereanu

“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. After one of the protesters threatens to out him, Cristi spirals out of control.

Festivals:
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, UK (2021)
D’A Film Festival Barcelona, Spain (2021)
FEST International Film Festival, Serbia (2021)
Festival Mix Milano, Italy (2021)
Gijón International Film Festival, Spain (2020)
Glasgow Film Festival, Scotland (2021)
Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, Canada (2021)
Miami Film Festival, USA (2021)
Molodist International Film Festival, Ukraine (2021)
OUTshine Film Festival, USA (2021)
Pink Apple, Switzerland (2021)
San Francisco International Film Festival, USA (2021)
South East European Film Festival Los Angeles, USA (2021)
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia (2021)
Torino Film Festival, Italy (2021)
Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania (2021)