If I want to Whistle, I Whistle

If I want to Whistle, I Whistle  {Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier}
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Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
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If I want to Whistle, I Whistle
Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier
Romania, 2010, 94 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Sweden
Topics: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Romanian English Sub-Titles

Awards: Alfred Bauer Award & Silver Berlin Bear, Berlin

Silviu has only two weeks left before his release from a hostile juvenile detention center. But when his mother, who abandoned him long ago, returns to take his beloved younger brother away, those two weeks become an eternity. While his outcries for help fall on deaf ears, he finds himself mercilessly taunted and harassed by the other inmates. Just as Silviu's frustration evolves into full-throttled aggression, he is introduced to a beautiful social worker that he can only dream of being close to. Faced with a slew of conflicting emotions and wild with desperation, Silviu is driven to a surprising act of defiance as he makes a last grasp for freedom.

The cast is comprised exclusively of non-professionals, many of them inmates of juvenile penitentiaries. They deliver fearlessly unpolished, lifelike performances, completely spontaneous and natural in every respect. Leading actor Pistereanu moves beyond the stubborn rebelliousness of his character to intuitively and successfully capture not only the vulnerability but also the despondency of an 18-year-old who has not yet learned the meaning of the word “consequences.” Winner, Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival; Best Romanian Film, Transylvania Film Festival.

Director & Producer to attend screenings

DIRECTOR: Florin Serban
Producer: Catalin Mitulescu, Daniel Mitulescu
Editor: Catalin F. Crustutiu, Sorin Baican
Screenwriter: Catalin Mitulescu, Florin Serban
Cinematographer: Marius Panduru r.s.c.
Principal Cast: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Clara Voda, Mihai Constantin, Papan Chilibar, Mihai Svoristeanu
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Film Movement - www.filmmovement.com


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