Crulic – The Path to Beyond
- Crulic – drumul spre dincolo
- Section: MEDIA – Animation now!
- Romania, Poland
- 2011 / 73 min.
- Director: Anca Damian
- Storytellers: Vlad Ivanov, Jamie Sives
- Animated documentary
- Romanian version with English and Czech subtitles
Contact: Film Europe
He tries to make them listen. In protest, he goes on hunger strike and, as society watches, he dies.
The animated documentary Crulic – The Path to Beyond tells the story of a 33-year-old Romanian called Crulic who died in a Polish prison while on hunger strike. Acclaimed Romanian actor, Vlad Ivanov, lent Crulic his voice which, irony-filled, addresses the audience from beyond the grave. Powerful visuals, breathtaking hand-drawings, collages, stop motion and cutout animation techniques make this a remarkable, surprisingly compact and unforgettable film.
Awards: Locarno IFF 2011: Don Quixote Award. Warsaw IFF 2011: Ecumenical Jury Award – Special Mention. Cottbus FF 2011: Award of the Ecumenical Jury, Honorable Mention. Istanbul IFF 2012: Special Prize of the Jury. Jihlava IDFF 2011: Silver Eye Award. And many other prizes.