The animated documentary feature-length “Crulic – The Path to Beyond” tells the story of the life of Crulic, the 33 years old Romanian who died in a Polish prison while on hunger strike. The acclaimed Romanian actor, Vlad Ivanov, narrates Crulic’s ironic voice over from beyond the grave. A strong visual style, the result of beautiful hand drawn, collage, stop-motion and cut-cut animation techniques, blend to create a striking, surprisingly integrated and memorable film..
CRULIC – THE PATH TO BEYOND had its world premiere in competition at Locarno Film Festival 2011, was selected in over 140 festivals including Annecy, Pusan, London BFI, CPH DOX, Telluride, New Directors / New Films, Istanbul IFF.
The movie got the Cristal Award in Annecy, and more than 35 prizes at other festivals like Special Mention Don Quixote in Locarno, Audience Award ANIMA, Belgian Television Award ANIMA, Special Prize of the Human Rights Jury in Istanbul, Best long feature in Animator (Poznan), Best Movie Monstra, Cabrito de Plata – Best Long Animated Feature Monterrey, Best movie Milwaukee Film Festival, Special Jury Prize at Gdynia Film Festival
Crystal Jury Special Prize SICAF (Seoul), Best Long Feature CICDAF (Changzhou), SILVER PUMA Award for the Best Director- FICUNAM – Mexico, Audience Award FICUNAM – Mexico, Main Prize at Gdansk Doc Film Festival, Best film (Sopot), Best Director Mlodzi I Film, Amnesty Award in CPH DOX, Grand Prix and the Trophy of the Romanian Filmmakers Union , Special Jury Prize (Siver Dolphin) in Festroia, Special Prize at Se-Ma-For Film Festival among others.