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THE WHISTLERS on South Bay Film Society Virtual Cinema

April 23, 2020 - May 30, 2020


April 23, 2020
May 30, 2020


South Bay Film Society

Screening over.

Note: Scroll down below the film poster to read information that will enhance your enjoyment of the complex plot (without giving anything away).

Representing Romania at the 2020 Oscars

Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law.   Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of Romanian corruption, treachery and deception.

“The dirty-cop trope gets an imaginative new workout in this sly and intricate crime drama by the director Corneliu Porumboiu.” – Richard Brody, New Yorker

“Poromboiu has always been the funniest of the Romanian new wave directors, albeit with a bitter twist and deliberately rough delivery.   Here, clearly reveling in the constraints of genre convention, he delivers pure entertainment.” – Stephanie Bunbury, The Age (Australia)

“An elegant and stylishly crafted piece of entertainment.” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

Language: Romanian, English, Spanish (English subtitles)

Length: 1 hr. 37 min.

Before starting to watch, some helpful information:
The story makes use of Silba Gomero, a little-known “whistling language” that has been used for thousands of years on the island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands.

The Whistlers has a complex plot, so pay close attention.   Without giving away plot, it may help you to be aware of the use of flashbacks to prior events in Bucharest.


Option 1: You will be able to watch the film on any computer, laptop, ipad, chromebook or other mobile devices. (It is recommended to close all other apps, email pages, and devices which utilize internet bandwidth, to ensure ample bandwidth for playing the film).

Option 2: You can mirror or cast from one of the above devices to your television, or directly connect the computer/mobile device to the TV using an HDMI cable.