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SFFILM Festival

Poppy Field

Directed by Eugen Jebeleanu

Romania | Fiction | 82

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Film Available to Stream

Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST


Abuses of authority and the perils of the closet are dramatized with increasing suspense in this drama centered around Cristi, a Romanian policeman who hides his long-distance relationship with Frenchman Hadi. When a protest erupts at a Bucharest cinema over a film with queer content, Cristi is among the officers called to quell the unrest. But rather than keeping the peace, his internalized homophobia and feelings of power as an armed man in uniform spur him to actions that threaten to further inflame tensions.

Director Eugen Jebeleanu

Eugen Jebeleanu is a Romanian actor and theater director who makes his film directing debut with Poppy Field. Of his film he says, “I think as artists, we need to create controversy and challenge society. We should never fall prey to fear, but we should rather ‘abuse’ the freedom of expression we have on the stage, on screen or in any artistic endeavour. For me, Poppy Field is a film about identity, about the difficulty of being free, about censorship and self-censorship, and mainly about love and the impossibility of love.”


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Film Details

Language Romanian

Original Language Title Câmp de maci

Year 2020

Premiere California

Runtime 82

Country Romania/French

Director Eugen Jebeleanu

Producer Velvet Moraru

Writer Ioana Moraru

Editor Cătălin Cristuțiu

Cinematographer Marius Panduru

Cast Conrad Mericoffer, Alexandru Potocean, Radouan Leflahi