Poppy Field

by Eugen Jebeleanu

2020, Drama, 81 minutes


Poppy Fields follows the life of gendarme Cristi as he tries to navigate his pluralistic identity as a gay man in a macho, hierarchal workplace and increasingly religious society. While his long-distance boyfriend visits Bucharest, Cristi is ordered to deescalate a homophobic protest at a local movie theater. In turn, Cristi struggles with his own inner demons and how his largely secretive double-life affects those he loves most.

Please note: this film program is available only to viewers in the United States.

A Zoom Q&A with director Eugen Jebeleanu will air on the ARCS Facebook page. In their confirmation email, ticket purchasers will receive a link to join the Zoom if they are interested in participating. The Q&A takes place Nov. 19 at 12:30pm PT.