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Eugen Jebeleanu – Poppy Field #TFF38

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A young gendarme struggles to confront his sexuality.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Eugen Jebeleanu, director of the film Poppy Field

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A conversation with director Eugen Jebeleanu, director of Poppy Field, from the 38th Torino Film Festival. The film talks about a closeted gendarme struggling to keep his homosexuality hidden. In this interview, Jebeleanu talks about the queer rights situation in contemporary Romania that served as the backdrop for the story, the style of the movie including the use of uninterrupted takes, how his background in theatre shaped his approach to filmmaking and more.

Poppy Field: A young gendarme from Bucharest keeping his sexuality secret must intervene at a homophobic protest at a movie theatre.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Eugen Jebeleanu
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Poppy Field
  • Festival section
    Official Competition
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