Corneliu Porumboiu’s “La Gomera” film was selected at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which will take place between May 14 and May 25. It is the director’s fifth fiction film and the first one filmed outside Romania in 2018, more precisely in Spain and Singapore. The distribution includes Catrinel Menghia, Vlad Ivanov, Rodica Lazar, Antonio Buil and Sabin Tambrea.

“The film focuses on a possible use of El Silbo’s ancestral language, in a world where communication has become more and more controlled, with a direct verbal and non-verbal conflict. Several years ago, I watched a documentary about El Silbo. This fascinating language, extinct, rediscovered and used again on the island of La Gomera inspired and motivated me to write this story, “said director Corneliu Porumboiu during the filming.