20 - 25 November 2012
Crulic - drumul spre dincolo

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Crulic - drumul spre dincolo (Crulic. The Path to Beyond)
Anca Damian
Romania / Poland, 2011
HD | 73 min | Colour | Romanian, Polish | VOSC, VOSI

Production: Anca Damina, Arkadiusz Wojnarowsky / Aparte Film
Screenplay: Anca Damian
Animation: Dan Panaitescu, Raluca Popa, Dragos Stefan, Roxana Bentu, Tuliu Oltean
Editor: Catalin Cristutiu
Music: Piotr Dziubek
Sound: Piotr Witkowski, Sebastian Włodarczyk

Contact: [email protected] +33 153952444

Feature Films


In July 2007, a Polish judge’s wallet was stolen. Two months later, the police stopped Claudiu Crulic, a 33-year-old Romanian who later died in a Polish prison while on hunger strike in protest at an unfair trial. Crulic – drumul spre dincolo uses watercolour, collage and stop-motion animation techniques to tell his Kafkaesque story.


Anca Damian (1962) studied Cinematography at the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Bucharest, and went on to work as director of photography on a number of Romanian short and feature films, before making her directing debut with Întâlniri încrucişate (2008).


Festival del Film Locarno 2011
Telluride International Film Festival 2011
Amnesty Award - CPH Dox 2011
Best Director / Audience Award - FICUNAM 2012
SXSW 2012