La Gomera’s Silbo reaches Cannes
A film which features the traditional whistling language of La Gomera may win a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
The production by Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu has been nominated as best film in its category.
The festival is celebrated between May 14th and May 26th.
The film plot uses “Silbo” as an instrument for the release of an imprisoned Romanian businessman. Other locations on the island used for filming can be seen on the production, whose budget reached 2.9 million euros and had the collaboration of Promotur and La Gomera Films Commission.
The director says it was a documentary about La Gomera’s Silbo that inspired him to write the script, as well as the scenic beauty of the island, which made filming an experience during his stay in March 2018.