Museum Films is partnering with Magnolia Pictures to deliver the best of new world cinema straight to your living room! We are pleased to share Corneliu Porumboiu’s elegantly twisty neo-noir The Whistlers.
Tickets are $12. The Whistlers will be available to view for 30 days and you’ll have 72 hours to finish once you’ve started watching. A portion of each sale supports OKCMOA and its mission. Click here to purchase a pass.
“In a delightful twist, leading Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu, whose inventive comedies such as Police, Adjective and The Treasure have for more than a decade brought deadpan charm and political perceptiveness to his country’s cinematic renaissance, has made his first all-out genre film. A highlight of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, The Whistlers is a clever, swift, and elegant neo-noir with a wonderfully off-kilter central conceit. Easily corruptible Bucharest police detective Cristi—played by the eternally stoic Vlad Ivanov—arrives on the mist-enshrouded Canary Island of La Gomera, where he learns a clandestine, tribal language, improbably made entirely out of whistling; this form of hidden communication will keep his superiors off his trail as he becomes increasingly embroiled in a convoluted gangster scheme involving a stash of Euros hidden in a mattress and a sultry femme fatale named, of course, Gilda. Porumboiu’s take on the crime drama furthers his explorations of the intricacies and limitations of language, but is also his most playful, even exuberant, film.” –NYFF
Director Corneliu Porumboiu | 2019 | In Romanian and Spanish with English subtitles | 97 minutes | NR (Parental discretion is advised)
OKCMOA is grateful to Magnolia Pictures for providing us with the opportunity to continue offering the cinematic experience to our devoted audiences in the Oklahoma City community, even as our theater remains temporarily closed. Your support with this purchase will help OKCMOA remain a vibrant center for cinema culture once this turbulent period is behind us. The show must go on—and it will, thanks to you.