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IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE

Fri, Feb 11, 2011
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Sat, Feb 12, 2011
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Tue, Feb 15, 2011
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IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE

DIRECTOR: Florin Serban - ROMANIA

Winner of the Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival and this year’s Romanian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Serban’s film is a penetrating character study of misguided youth. Silviu has spent several years in a juvenile detention center after being arrested for theft, but just days before his release, he receives the dismaying news that his mother, who abandoned him and his younger brother years before, has returned. What’s more, she intends to take his brother, whom Silviu raised like his own son, to Italy. Devastated, resentful, and filled with an overpowering sense of betrayal, Silviu commits an escalating series of transgressions that sabotage his chances at freedom and ultimately hatches an ill-conceived scheme to force his mother to change her plans. (94 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Emigrant (09).

Sponsored by the Romanian American Society and the Portland Iasi Sister City Association.

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Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature.

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