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PRODUCTION: : If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle in postproduction

Iulia Blaga 2009-11-11

The first feature of Romanian director Florin Şerban, If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle, will wrap postproduction in Sweden in December.

Romanian co-producer from Strada Film (, Daniel Mitulescu, told FNE that contracts with two Swedish coproducers were signed recently.

They are Film I Väst ( and The Chimney Pot ( The film is also supported by the Romanian National Centre for Cinema (, the Swedish Film Institute ( and Post Republic Berlin (, and has been pre-sold to the Romanian Television (

The script, written by Cătălin Mitulescu and Florin Şerban is based on a play written by Andreea Vălean which won The Magic Box Service Award at CineLink, during the 2008 Sarajevo IFF ( The project also won the CineLink Work in Progress Award at Sarajevo IFF in August 2009.

The story evolves around a teenager prisoner who falls for a Psychology student, kidnaps her and tries to escape 5 days before his release. The shooting took place this year in a village on the Danube river. The cast includes mainly nonprofessional actors, including real teenage prisoners chosen after a six months casting process.

Daniel Mitulescu told FNE that the film will be finished in time for the pre-selection for the Berlinale. The local premiere is set for 2010.

Production information:

Strada Film

41 Dr. Staicovici Street, Sector 5

055556, Bucharest, Romania

Phone/Fax: +40-21-411.80.99

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Film i Väst AB

Box 134

461 23 Trollhättan

Akerssjöv. 4

Phone: +46 (0) 520- 49 09 00

Fax: + 46 (0) 520- 49 09 01


The Chimney Pot

Sturegatan 58
114 36 Stockholm

Phone: +46 8 587 50 500
Fax: +46 8 587 50 501
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Director: Florin Şerban

Script: Cătălin Mitulescu

Florin Şerban

DOP: Marius Panduru

Cast: George Piştereanu

Ada Condeescu

Clara Vodă

Mihai Constantin

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