“Every time I’m coming to Cannes, I have this type of emotions,” he said. “This time, I think that they’re a little bit more.”
Porumboiu arrives this year with his latest feature, “The Whistlers,” a noir-inspired movie about a Bucharest police inspector who gets entangled in a high-stakes heist that takes him to the Spanish island of La Gomera. The film stars Romanian leading man Vlad Ivanov, whose recent credits include Cristian Mungiu’s Cannes player “Graduation” and Laszlo Nemes’ “Sunset.”
Porumboiu’s inaugural visit to the Croisette came in 2004, when his short film “A Trip to the City” won the Cinéfondation second prize.