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The Whistlers/La Gomera

Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu
Thursday 24 October, 6.20pm
Followed by Q&A with director Corneliu Porumboiu, lead actor Vlad Ivanov and visual artist Arantxa Etcheverria Porumboiu
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Screening followed by Q&A with director Corneliu Porumboiu, lead actor Vlad Ivanov and visual artist Arantxa Etcheverria Porumboiu
(2019 | Romania | Comedy, Crime | 97 min | in Romanian, with English subtitles)

Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar

An exciting suspense thriller, about a corrupt Bucharest cop (Vlad Ivanov), who has become involved in the drug-money-laundering setup he has been investigating. He arrives in La Gomera in the Canary Islands in order to infiltrate the mafia and recover a large sum of money concealed inside a mysterious mattress, but he must first learn the difficult local dialect, a language that includes whistling, hissing and spitting.