‘Servants’: Film Review

‘Servants’: Film Review “You have to understand, we’re not here to be happy,” a so-called spiritual adviser counsels one of his wards in a Catholic seminary — a rare moment of truth in the shadowy morass of governmental and ...

‘The Whistlers’ Film Review: Romanian Noir-Tinged Dark Comedy Speaks Its Own Language

‘The Whistlers’ Film Review: Romanian Noir-Tinged Dark Comedy Speaks Its Own Language There’s plenty of wit to be found in the films that constitute the Romanian New Wave, but any laughs they elicit wind up sounding more like dry coughs. These movies tend to find their humor in ...

‘The Whistlers’ Review: When Pulp Fiction Met Romanian New Wave Perfection

‘The Whistlers’ Review: When Pulp Fiction Met Romanian New Wave Perfection Say “the Romanian New Wave” to folks who tend to order their cinema off-menu, and they’ll happily regale you with tales of long takes, deliberate paces, dour perspectives and a serious distrust of ...

"The Whistlers"

"The Whistlers" (aka "La Gomera") is the new crime comedy feature, written and directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, starring Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon and Rodica Lazar, opening February 28, 2020: ...

Teamwork Pays off for Eastern European Films

Teamwork Pays off for Eastern European Films When it comes to feature film output in Central and Eastern Europe, it’s all about marshaling indie forces and breaking out of familiar tropes this year, say producers and filmmakers. It’s also about ...

The Politics of Genre: An Interview with Corneliu Porumboiu

The Politics of Genre: An Interview with Corneliu Porumboiu The iconic guitar riff of Iggy Pop’s “The Passenger” is the type of musical vignette that immediately evokes a scene in one’s mind. It’s an anthemic celebration of aimless wandering that stands as a ...

Berlin: Inaugural Encounters Competition To Bow New Films From ‘Donnybrook’s Tim Sutton & ‘Sieranevada’s Cristi Puiu

Berlin: Inaugural Encounters Competition To Bow New Films From ‘Donnybrook’s Tim Sutton & ‘Sieranevada’s Cristi Puiu The 70th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 20 – March 1) unveiled its Encounters program today, featuring the premieres of new works by Tim Sutton and Romanian director Cristi Puiu. Also ...

Romanian crime thriller The Whistlers gets a poster and trailer

Magnolia Pictures has released a poster and trailer for the Romanian crime thriller The Whistlers, which is written and directed by Corneliu Porumboiu and stars Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica ...

‘The Whistlers’ Trailer: Corneliu Porumboiu Gets His Own James Bond

A month or so before No Time to Die arrives in theaters, we’ll be getting a spin on a James Bond-esque adventure from one of the world’s greatest international directors. Romanian director Corneliu ...

"The Whistlers"

Magnolia Pictures award-winning feature "The Whistlers" aka "La Gomera" is a Romanian crime thriller directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, starring Vlad Ivanov: "... in 'The Whistlers', not everything is ...

Official Us Trailer for Corneliu Porumboiu's Acclaimed 'The Whistlers'

"A sly and intricate crime drama." Magnolia has unveiled the official Us trailer for Romanian filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu's acclaimed film The Whistlers, which first premiered at the Cannes Film ...

Watch the Trailer for ‘The Whistlers,’ A Crime Thriller Literally About Whistling

May I be blunt? Parasite is going to win the 2020 Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. It simply has too much buzz and acclaim -- alongside it being, y'know, an objective dang ...

55th Chicago International Film Festival Capsule Review – The Whistlers (2019)

The Whistlers. 2019 Written and Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu Starring Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazăr, Sabin Tambrea, Agustí Villaronga, István Teglas, and Antonio Buíl Synopsis: A ...

2019 BFI London Film Festival Review – The Whistlers

The Whistlers, 2019. Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu. Starring Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Antonio Buíl, Rodica Lazar and Agustí Villaronga. Synopsis: A bent cop becomes embroiled in a crime ...

Cuba selects ‘A Translator’ as Oscar international feature award entry

Cuba selects ‘A Translator’ as Oscar international feature award entry Which film will follow on from ‘Roma’ in winning the prize? Submissions for the best international feature film award at the 2020 Academy Awards have started to come in, and Screen is keeping a ...

Romania selects Corneliu Porumboiu’s ‘The Whistlers’ as Oscar submission

Romania selects Corneliu Porumboiu’s ‘The Whistlers’ as Oscar submission Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon star in crime saga. Corneliu Porumboiu’s Toronto-bound The Whistlers will fly the flag for Romania in this season’s best international feature film Oscar race as it bids ...

Oscars: Romania Selects 'The Whistlers' for International Feature Film Category

Oscars: Romania Selects 'The Whistlers' for International Feature Film Category Romania has submitted Corneliu Porumboui's La Gomera (The Whistlers) for the international feature category at the 2020 Academy Awards. Anything but a police procedural, the film — which screened in ...

Oscars: Corneliu Porumboiu’s ‘The Whistlers’ Entered in International Feature Film Race

Oscars: Corneliu Porumboiu’s ‘The Whistlers’ Entered in International Feature Film Race Corneliu Porumboiu’s “The Whistlers,” which premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, has been selected as Romania’s official Oscar entry in the international feature film category. ...

Magnolia Pictures takes Cannes Competition selection 'The Whistlers'

Magnolia Pictures takes Cannes Competition selection 'The Whistlers' Toni Erdmann director Maren Ade among co-producers. Magnolia Pictures has acquired Cannes Competition selection and Romanian crime thriller The Whistlers from mk2 Films in the latest deal struck on ...

Romanian Crime-Thriller ‘The Whistlers’ Bought for North America

Magnolia Pictures has bought North American rights to the Romanian crime thriller “The Whistlers” following its premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by Corneliu ...

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