“AN EXCITING MORALLY GREY FILM” – Dirty Movies
“REVEALS ASPECTS OF PREJUDICE THAT ARE RARELY SEEN ONSCREEN” – Eye for Film
“AN INTENSE AND HONEST FILM” – World Socialist Web Site
“A COMPELLING CHARACTER DRAMA WITH A SUBLIME LEADING TURN” – Culture Fix
“POWERFUL… A WORTHY ENTRY INTO THE ROMANIAN NEW WAVE” – Art House Street
“IT BUILDS LAYERS OF SUBTEXT UNTIL THEIR IMPLICATIONS ARE STAGGERING” – Spectrum Culture
“A CRISP, UNBLINKING LOOK AT THE VERY REAL DANGERS OF BOTH SELF-LOATHING AND SOCIETAL PREJUDICE” – Shadows on the Wall
“THE STORY IS IMPORTANT, THE LEAD ACTOR IS STUNNING AND THE DIRECTION IS EXCELLENT” – Film Threat
Planning to spend a romantic weekend with his long-distance boyfriend, Christi (Conrad Mericoffer) finds his tender reunion cut short when he is called in to handle a crisis at work. Christi is a member of the Bucharest police force, and his unit is sent to quell a protest at a local movie theater, where a far-right group has interrupted the screening of a queer film.
As tensions between the homophobic protesters and the audience mount, Christi, closeted to his fellow officers, begins to spiral out of control when he spots a former fling in the crowd. A violent outburst threatens to expose Christi’s secret and forces him to confront the contradictions between his personal and professional life.
Inspired by true events, Poppy Field is a tense, thoughtful and unforgettable critically-acclaimed must-see.
Watch the trailer for Poppy Field below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD at TLAgay.
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