GAZE: Poppy Field
Director: Eugen Jebeleanu
Release Date: Wed 01 Jan 2020
Cristi is a young police officer in Bucharest. By day he’s expected to protect and serve the people, albeit in an organisation filled with its own prejudices. Out of hours he lives as a gay man, with his French boyfriend Hadi visiting him clandestinely. The two maintain distance until they enter the private space and can be passionate. When Cristi is tasked with breaking up a homophobic protest at a local cinema, he is recognised as more than merely a member of the force. A complex life suddenly becomes more complicated.
Inspired by true events, Poppy Field is a dynamic and thrilling story. A rare LGBTQ+ film from Romania. Our protagonist Cristi embodies the conflicts that many queer people face in inhospitable regions of the world, and the complexity of living your truth in a world that actively rejects you. Tense and taught, and not to be missed.