Official Selection


Justine Triet | France, Belgium | 2019 | 100 min.
O.V in French subtitled in English and Spanish

In an unusual turn towards noir film, Porumboiu comes up with this playful game, Hitchcock meets Kaurismaki's humor: a new milestone for this Rumanian master. The starting point is Cristi, a corrupt policeman who travels to La Gomera to learn the Canary whistle, ancestral language, in which he would be able to communicate in code with the Mafia. Drug trafficking, a loot of 30 million euros, cross betrayals, a femme fatale, cinematographic references, and shocking soundtrack: La Gomera has it all.




Direction: Justine Triet
Script: Justine Triet, Arthur Harari
Cinematography: Simon Beaufils
Editing: Laurent Sénéchal
Sound: Julien Sicart, Ingrid Simon
Cast: Virginie Efira, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel, Sandra Hüller, Laure Calamy, Niels Schneider
Production: David Thion, Philippe Martin
Production Company: Les Films Pelléas


Born in Paris in 1978, Triet graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. Together with authors such as Antonin Peretjatko, Sophie Letourneur and Vincent Macaigne, she is part of the new generation of French artists that emerged at the beginning of this decade. She is the creator of short films like Sur Place (2007) and Vilaine fille mauvais garçon (2012, EFA Award for Best Short Film), and documentaries such as Solférino (2009) and Des ombres dans la maison (2010), but it is with her first fiction feature film that she got to make her mark on the film scene: The Battle of Solferino (2013), premiered at Cannes. This festival also premiered Los casos de Victoria, and Sibyl, in the Critics' Week and the Official Section respectively. These three films have also been shown in the SEFF.