Crulic – The Path to Beyond | Crulic – drumul spre dincolo – dir. Anca Damian, 2011

date: 29/07/2012 time: 20:30 place: Allianz Cinema film program: world under canvas film program: the audience poll artistic program: films

RO, PL | 2011 | 73 min
reż|dir Anca Damian prod|pro Anca Damian scen|wr Anca Damian zdj|ph Michał Rudzki muz|mus Piotr Dziubek mon|ed Catalin Cristutiu ob|cast Sandrine Bonnaire, Vlad Ivanov, Jamie Sives dys|dis Fundacja im. Ferdynanda Magellana


Feature length, partly animated documentary depicting real events that occurred in Poland. On July 11th, 2007 in a shop a wallet, full of credit cards, is stolen from a judge. The thief is described as a dark-haired, swarthy man. The police are in haste to satisfy the judge and arrest as soon as possible the alleged culprit: Claudiu Crulic, aged 33, Romanian citizen. Claudiu Crulic claims that at the time of the theft he was in Milan. Detained, he attempts to contact Romanian authorities. Failing this, he declares going on a hunger strike.  Claudiu Crulic dies in Polish detention house after four months of hunger strike, and a few hours after Polish prison authorities allowed releasing him to transport him to hospital. At that point, neither doctors, nor prison guards nor even Romanian diplomats ever acknowledged his testimony or verified whether he actually had been abroad at the time.

2012 Gdynia Film Festival – Special Jury Award (Anca Damian), Best Score (Piotr Dziubek), Best Sound (Piotr Witkowski, Sebastian Włodarczyk)

Anca Damian (1962)
A Romanian director. She started off as a cinematographer and worked on the sets of, inter alia, „Forgotten by God” and „The Way of Dogs”. Her first film “Crossing Dates” was featured at numerous international festivals, including Rome Independent Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival.