Saturday, November 20, 2010

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle / Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (2010)

Genre: Drama
Director: Florin Serban
Starring: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Mihai Constantin, Clara Voda
Duration: 94 min.
Rating: 8.2/10

Silviu has just two weeks remaining before his release from a juvenile penitentiary. His mother, who abandoned him long ago, returns to take his younger brother with her - a brother Silviu raised like a son. Faced with the stress of losing his brother to her, and increasingly hostile treatment from fellow inmates, Silviu's frustration evolves into full-throttled aggression, that just might not be contained.


If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle the first film from Florin Serban, is Romania's official selection for the Foreign Language Film category of the 2011 Academy Awards.  It is a minimalistic tragic prison tale, using a cast of real convicts.  For a first time actor, George Pistereanu (Silviu) performs incredibly well here.  Once again cinematographer Marius Panduru, the backbone of the Romanian New Wave, deftly captures the story in his trademark style.


Politricks77 said...

I saw this movie, it's pretty interesting if u like teenager's convicted drama

Adalmin said...

I have to say, really brave casting choices. It adds a layer of depth to the movie because you wonder what the actors were convicted for.

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