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4th DMZ Docs(2012)

I AM DOCU



Crulic - The Path to Beyond

Anca DAMIAN

  • Romania, Poland
  • 2011
  • 71min
  • DigiBeta
  • color

Synopsis

Going in a hunger strike to prove innocence is pretty extreme and rare nowadays. On the 10th of September, Romanian immigrant Claudiu Crulic is accused of having stolen a wallet from an important Polish Judge. He had previously been accused of another theft. Crulic is brought to a prison in Krakow. He decided to start a hunger strike from the day he was arrested to claim his innocence. Acclaimed Polish director Anca Damian, who was fascinated by Crulic’s story, decided to use animated imagery to represent a dead person narrating his own story, not only as a device to carry the story, but also, more importantly, as a vehicle to give voice to emotion and suffering that would be unbearable in any other form. Remarkably, Crulic – The Path to Beyond includes complex feelings – not only crying but also laughing – East European humor, which works much stronger than crying alone. After being falsely accused, Crulic eventually dies in prison in the midst of a hunger strike. Damian challenges the documentary form and stuns with her cut-out animation in this memorable film for a man who wanted to be heard and whose only weapon was his own body.

Review

Director

  • Anca DAMIAN

    Born in Romania. Anca Damian studied at the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Cinematography and a Ph.D in Arts, Cinema and Media. Anca worked as a director of photography at two feature films and shorts and documentaries and as a director, screenwriter and producer for several of award winning documentaries. In 2008, Crossing Dates was invited to major film festivals including Busan, Chicago, Goteborg International Film Festivals and more. filmography Crulic - The Pass to Beyond (2011) Crossing Dates (2008) The Museum by the Avenue (2006) Liberty Exercise (2003)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerAnca DAMIAN
  • Screenwriter Anca DAMIAN
  • Cinematography Ilija ZOGOWSKI
  • Editor Catalin CRISTUTIU
  • Sound Piotr WITKOWSKI, Sebastian WLODARCZYK

Production Company / Address

Production Company  Aparte Film 

Address  WIDE 40, rue Sainte-Anne 75002 Paris, France

Tel  33 1 53 95 04 64

E-mail  infos@widemanagement.com​