Queer Romanian Drama Film “Poppy Field” Debuts This April

Poppy Field 2022 April release
Poppy Field (Image: PR)

Inspired by true events, Poppy Field is an upcoming queer-led Romanian drama movie about a closeted Bucharest policeman who is forced to confront the contradictions in his professional and professional life. The film will debut come April 8, 2022.

The premise of Poppy Field deals with Christi planning to spend a romantic weekend with his long-distance Muslim boyfriend Hadi. However, things don’t go well for the couple when Christi’s called to work to handle a crisis. As a member of the Bucharest police force, Christi’s unit is tasked with dealing with a protest at a local movie theater. The protest involves a far-right group interrupting the screening of a queer film.

Due to Christi being a closeted queer guy to his fellow officers, things take a drastic turn for our lead when he encounters a past fling. Christi’s worried about being outed in front of everyone, and the tense situation doesn’t help his internal conflict.

Here’s the trailer!

Poppy Field serves as Eugen Jebeleanu’s directorial debut and has been written by Ioana Moraru. The cast includes Conrad Mericoffer, Alexandra Potocean, Radouan Leflahi, Cendana Trifan, Ionut Niculae, Alex Călin, Rolando Matsangos, and George Pistereanu. 

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Poppy Field – Poster (Image: PR)

The running time comes in at 81 minutes. As of writing this post, I wasn’t able to find any information on the movie’s Rating. However, judging by the poster and the trailer, it will have mature themes. So, keep that in mind.

Poppy Field will premiere via virtual cinema, VOD, and Digital on April 8, 2022.

It has received praise from a bunch of critics, with many appreciating such a story being told through Romanian filmmaking and the impact such a narrative has because the country’s LGBTQ+ community continues to fight against forces wanting to take away or limit queer rights.

Will you be watching?

Feel free to share your thoughts with us.

(via press release)

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.

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1 thought on “Queer Romanian Drama Film “Poppy Field” Debuts This April

  1. The film looks depressing, I prefer romantic comedies. They don’t make many gay romantic comedies and when they do the aesthetic is completely wrong.

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