If I Want to Whistle,I whistle(2010)
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
The story of an 18-year-old juvenile delinquent (Pistereanu) who is about to be released from reform school but seems intent on sabotaging his chances of freedom, has rough edges and some evident shortcomings, but also a far more authentic ring than many similar, more sophisticated films made by experienced directors. A worthy addition to the new wave of Romanian cinema.
The cast is comprised exclusively of non-professionals, many of them inmates of juvenile penitentiaries. They deliver fearlessly unpolished, lifelike performances, completely spontaneous and natural in every respect. This is true for all the supporting roles, but is particularly impressive in the leads. Pistereanu moves beyond the stubborn rebelliousness of his character to intuitively and successfully capture not only the vulnerability but also the despondency of an 18-year-old who has not yet learned the meaning of the word “consequences”. His two painful, vengeful confrontations with Voda, excellent in the role of his mother, are the film’s high points.