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

  • Variety
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 has U.S. distribution rights to the film. The distributor has had much success in the category, having distributed nominees in five of the last seven years, including back-to-back Palme d’Or-winners “The Square” (2017) and “Shoplifters” (2018).

In “The Whistlers,” 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 (Catrinel Marlon) on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off.

“The Whistlers” is the second of Porumboiu’s features to be Romania’s Oscar entry,
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