Film won Grand Jury, Alfred Bauer prizes at Berlin
“Whistle,” directed by newcomer Florin Serban, is written and produced by Romanian filmmaker Catalin Mitulescu (“How I Spent the End of the World”). The pic will start its national theatrical rollout in New York City on Jan. 5, followed by a video on demand release later in 2011.
Story centers on an 18-year-old about to be released from a juvenile detention center. “Whistle” is Romania’s official selection for the 2011 Academy Awards.