If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

Some days ago closed the 60th annual edition of the Berlin Film Festival. Romania’s If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (Romanian: Eu când vreau să fluier, fluier), the debut feature of 35-year-old director Florin Şerban set in a grim youth prison and featuring a cast full of amateurs, won the runner-up Grand Jury Prize (Silver Bear), and Alfred-Bauer Award for Cinematic Innovation.


The film is based on play with the same name of Andrea Vălean and focuses on the story of a teenager prisoner awaits his release when two weeks before that happens he's told that his mother is returned home from Italy. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a Sociology student, Ana, working in the penitentiary as an intern. When he hears that his mother wants to take his younger brother in Italy, he decides to escape, five days before his release.


It's the first Romanian feature whose cast was made by a detailed casting in rehabilitation centers for juveniles. For the leading role was chosen George Piştereanu, graduate of the 'Dinu Lipatti Art High School' in Bucharest. Writers were Cătălin Mitulescu and Florin Şerban, the film was produced by Strada Film and is distributed by Metropolis Film.

7 comments:

RomaniaPozitiva said...

Felicitari pentru ideea blogului!:)

Adrian said...

Multumesc, va urmarim si noi si va mai asteptam in vizita!

Octavia Salcudean said...

Nu ca ar avea vreo legatura cu tenisul, dar in aceasta poza Florin Serban seamana cu Andre Agassi,cel putin mie asa imi pare. Oare cand vom putea vedea si noi filmul pe micile ecrane,ca marele ecran din Ludus e pe butuci!?!?

Adrian said...

Premiera in Romania va fi pe 23 martie - mai multe nu stiu.

Oviaiu said...

sall.....ba spunetimi si mie de unde desc si eu filmu Eu Cand Vreau Sa Fluier, Fluier k nu il gasesc nici unde nici macar pe torrent.....care ma ajuta si pe mine sa il desc si eu de undeva???

Anonymous said...

salut si eu il caut de mult cine ma poate ajuta si pe mine ?

Adrian said...

A aparut azi in format DVD cu Gazeta Sporturilor