2012 Feature Films
Crulic. Path to the Beyond / Crulic. Droga na drugą stronę
Friday, Oct. 26th, 9:30 PM @ Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave.
Q&A with the film’s co-producer, Arkadiusz Wojnarowski.
Directed and Written by: Anca Damian
Graphics and Animation: Dan Panaitescu, Raluca Popa, Dragos Stefan, Roxana Bentu, Tuliu Oltean
Music: Piotr Dziubek
Voices (Polish version): Andrzej Olejnik, Maciej Stuhr.
Synopsis: Anca Damian’s feature film is a Romanian-Polish (75% Romanian) production that tells the true story of Claudiu Crulica, a Romanian citizen who was arrested in Poland on unclear grounds for the theft of a wallet. Held in a Cracow prison, and after unsuccessfully protesting his innocence through official channels, Crulic went on a four-month long hunger strike that eventually cost him his life. Damian’s documentary tells his story exclusively through animation, which proves an effective means of signalling the real-life absence of its main subject. Winner of a number of film awards, including the IFFS Don Quixote Award (2011) and the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Warsaw Film Festival.
Romania-Poland 2011; Colour/Black & White, 72 min.