Learn A New Language With An Exclusive Clip From Corneliu Poromboiu’s Cannes Noir Comedy ‘The Whistlers’

The Playlist | 5/18/2019 | Maris James
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It’s probably a stretch to call any of the Romanian New Wave filmmakers household names, exactly, but for over a decade now they’ve been making some of the most interesting cinema of anywhere in the world. And while the films of Corneliu Poromboiu haven’t quite yet picked up the prizes and plaudits of compatriots like Cristian Mungiu (whose “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” took the Palme D’Or) or Cristi Puiu (whose “The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu” was named one of the best films of the 21st century by the New York Times last year), he’s been doing consistently excellent work since his 2006 breakthrough “12:08 East Of Bucharest.”

That movie won him the Camera D’Or prize at Cannes, while follow-up “Police, Adjective” took the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize a few years later, while his most recent “The Treasure” took a trophy in the same section back in 2015. But Poromboiu looks poised to move up...
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