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The Whistlers

Mar 27, 2020 — Jun 30, 2022

MoMI is pleased to partner with Magnolia Pictures to bring the online-viewing release of Corneliu Porumboiu’s stylish crime thriller directly to members and patrons—your ticket purchase helps to support the Museum. Please use the link below to watch the film.

Click here to watch The Whistlers.

Tickets: $12. Purchase a ticket before April 3 and 100% of proceeds will benefit the Museum. 

The Whistlers

Dir. Corneliu Porumboiu. 2019, 97 mins. In Romanian, English, and Spanish with English subtitles. With Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar. A Magnolia Pictures release.

The latest film from acclaimed Romanian auteur Corneliu Porumboiu (Infinite Football; Police, Adjective) is a neo-noir thriller about a police inspector who embarks on a high-stakes heist with a beautiful femme fatale. Inspired by a real-life regional whistling language, Porumboiu crafts a stylish, infectious genre film that jets between the mountains of the Canary Islands and streets of Bucharest, with a cast of classic movie characters that somehow all fight perfectly within the director’s warmly caustic worldview. A hit at the Cannes and New York Film Festivals. View trailer. 

“If the Coen brothers were Romanian, they might have made The Whistlers.”—A.O. Scott, The New York Times 

“A nifty, twisty drama. An elegant and stylishly crafted piece of entertainment.”—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian 

Read “Whistling as Code in The Whistlers” on Sloan Science & Film.