Cornelia, the central character in Child's Pose is "not the nicest person in the world" and, from what's shown here, tries to manipulate her way through life to get exactly what she wants, although not necessarily succeeding. I don't think it was the unlikeable character that I failed to connect with because it's a great performance and fascinating to watch. I didn't feel fully engaged until the final scenes and even then I wasn't sure if there was meant to be an element of doubt surrounding her sincerity.
If I'd been less tired I think I may have appreciated the film a lot more.
November 13, 2013 at 11:57PM