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Jan
06

THE TIME THAT REMAINS and IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE

The Moment of Desperation: Prisoner Silviu (George Pistereanu, left) holds a social worker (Ada Condeescu) hostage in IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE.

The Moment of Desperation: Prisoner Silviu (George Pistereanu, left) holds a social worker (Ada Condeescu) hostage in IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE.

For the first show of 2011, how about a little international perspective? We’ve got interviews with two directors whose latest films deliver gripping, cinematically daring glimpses into worlds rarely examined from our side.

First up is Romanian director Florin Serban, talking about IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE, a stark, naturalistic drama about an imprisoned juvenile offender willing to put an impending parole and his own personal safety on the line to avert a family disaster. We follow that up with Palestinian director Elia Suleiman and his film, THE TIME THAT REMAINS, a sardonic and deeply personal look at Israel’s claiming of

The More Things Change: Director Elia Suleiman weathers the years in THE TIME THAT REMAINS.

The More Things Change: Director Elia Suleiman weathers the years in THE TIME THAT REMAINS.

Nazareth in 1948 and how that event affected the family of  one Israeli-Arab who, in later years, bears a striking resemblance to the director himself (possibly because Suleiman plays him at that point).

The two films couldn’t be more different, WHISTLE’s raw immediacy playing against TIME’s wry, stylized observation. What unites them is that they’re both intriguing, revelatory experiences; two great ways to kick off the New Year.

Click on the player to hear the interviews.

IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE
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THE TIME THAT REMAINS
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