Corneliu Porumboiu

Romanian filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu, showcasing his debut comedy classic 12:08 East of Bucharest and his latest, Cannes-premiered thriller The Whistlers.

Corneliu Porumboiu

Considered one of the most important directors of the new wave in the Romanian cinema, Corneliu Porumboiu has presented in a particular manner subjects of local and international interest, which brought in theatres accross the world thousands of viewers. His first feature 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) won the Camera d'Or Prize and Label Cinema Europe at Cannes Film Festival 2007. Police, Adjective (2009) was awarded the Jury's Prize and FIPRESCI award in 2009 Cannes Un Certain Regard section. His next film, When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013), had its premiere at the Locarno Film Festival and was an official selection of both Toronto and New York Film Festivals. The documentary The Second Game was selected in the Forum section of the 44th edition of Berlinale. Porumboiu's fifth feature, The Treasure (2015), was awarded with ‘Un Certain Talent’ in the section ‘Un Certain Regard’ of Cannes Film Festival. In 2018 he comes back to the documentary genre with Infinite Football premiering in the Forum section of the 68th edition of Berlinale.  His latest work, The Whistlers (2019), had its world premiere in the official selection of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.