Golden Bear Winner (Best Film) – 2013 Berlin Film Festival
A mother’s love knows no limits.
60-year-old Cornelia leads a life of privilege, social power and material wealth, but life is not perfect. More than anything in the world, she longs for her adult son Barbu to reciprocate her affections. But the pair barely speak, something the domineering Cornelia blames on Barbu’s live-in girlfriend.
The balance of power irrevocably shifts one evening when Barbu is involved in a tragic car accident and runs down a child on a highway. Cornelia is thrust back into his life and, seeing her chance to regain control, she commences a frighteningly well-orchestrated campaign to save her son from prison.