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POPPY FIELD follows the struggle of a young Romanian gendarme, Cristi, who tries to find the balance between two opposing parts of his identity: a man working in a machismo, hierarchical environment and 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 interrupts the screening of a queer film. After one of the protesters threatens to out him, Cristi spirals out of control, no longer able to balance his dueling selves.

Eugen Jebeleanu is a Romanian theatre and film director. For more than ten years, his projects, both in theatre and cinema, have been centred around political and social subjects. His artistic endeavour is focused on giving voice to anonymous individuals - those who don’t adhere to the dominant culture and revolt against systems that censor freedom of expression.  Jebeleanu has worked with prestigious theatres around the world, including the National Theatre in Stuttgart, where he directed Katzelmacher, by R.W. Fassbinder and Roosevelt Square, by Dea Loher; or the Opera de Lyon, where he is preparing a contemporary opera project, I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, by John Adams. His creations have been programmed in theatre festivals in Romania, Poland, Denmark, Germany, Republic of Moldova and France.

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    81 minutes
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  • Director
    Eugen Jebeleanu
  • Screenwriter
    Ioana Moraru
  • Cast
    Conrad Mericoffer, Alexandru Potocean, Radouan Leflahi, Cendana Trifan, Ionuț Niculae, Alex Călin, Rolando Matsangos, George Pistereanu