Today on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re sharing a conversation following the 57th New York Film Festival premiere of Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers.

Opening this Friday at Film at Lincoln Center, the leading Romanian director’s first all-out genre film is a clever, swift, and elegant neo-noir with a wonderfully off-kilter central conceit. Following the adventures of a police detective who arrives on a mysterious island, the crime drama furthers the director’s explorations of the intricacies and limitations of language, but is also his most playful, even exuberant, film.

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