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Press: Marona’s Fantastic Tale aka
L’extraordinaire voyage de Marona

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„L’éphémère en toile de fond et du solide en relief: voilà la structure de cette biographie de chien.”

September 10th, 2019|Press The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona|

Source: filmexplorer.ch
Publish Date: September 10, 2019
Author: Giuseppe Di Salvatore

„Le registre descriptif de la narration est alors toujours bouleversé par une explosion des formes et la création d’atmosphères apparemment oniriques, qui en réalité ne font que rendre avec précision la situation ou l’état d’esprit de Marona.”

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„It’s a colourful, visual tour de force that will take your breath away.”

June 19th, 2019|Press The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona|

Source: dmovies.org
Publish Date: June 19, 2019
Author: Jeremy Clarke

"It fits the bill as a much better kids' movie than most of the more commercial fare foisted on audiences by the major studios and it should equally delight dog lovers. Having said that, as a person who neither has young kids or dogs, I adored it. And I suspect you will too."

“Il y a donc ces auteurs, qui viennent repenser le montage, le cadrage et les formes, puis il y a Anca Damian qui collabore avec Brecht Evens, Gina Thorstensen et Sarah Mazzetti et là, tout éclate.”

June 17th, 2019|Press The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona|

Source: baz-art.org
Publish Date: June 17, 2019
"Les techniques se mèlent, il n'y a plus de limites, l'essentiel est le langage visuel et la transmission d'une histoire et d'une émotion."

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„Tous de jolis films, mais qui nous ont semblé terriblement engoncés sitôt apparu le joyau de cette édition, objet unique et rabelaisien, festin visuel qui se permet la cruauté drôle comme le tragique.”

June 14th, 2019|Press The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona|

Source: next.liberation.fr
Publish Date: June 14, 2019
Author: Marius Chapuis

"Véritablement extraordinaire tant le film de la Roumaine Anca Damian s'affranchit de tout ce que l'on peut voir au cinéma, l'Extraordinaire voyage de Marona est de ces étincelles qui continuent de nous illuminer longtemps après la fin de la séance. Un film qui sonne comme une évidence."

„L’extraordinaire voyage de Marona» tient aussi du prodige graphique.”

June 13th, 2019|Press The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona|

Source: leparisien.fr
Publish Date: June 13, 2019
Author: Renaud Baronian

"Hyper-inventif et audacieux, le film, qui suit le destin émouvant d'une jeune chienne adoptée par plusieurs maîtres successifs, multiplie les superpositions de dessins à la façon de collages qui s'animeraient, une orgie de couleurs et de mouvements qui en met plein les yeux et touchera les enfants comme les adultes."

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“Wow this is magnificent. Truly one-of-a-kind animation storytelling. One of the most uniquely imaginative, trippy, fascinating, entrancing, beautiful, clever animated films I have ever seen.” (Alex Billington)

June 12th, 2019|Press The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona|

Source: letterboxd.com
Publish Date: June 12, 2019

"There's so many wonderful life lessons in this, not just about caring for a dog, but about how to live as a human and what matters the most."

“Anca Damian puts her name to a remarkable animated film, a simple, tender and moving story suffused with visual and musical poetry of great inventiveness…”

June 12th, 2019|Press The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona|

Source: cineuropa.org
Publish Date: June 12, 2019

"Visually exquisite and peppered with vertiginous, sparkling, surrealist sequences, Marona's Fantastic Tale imparts a profound life philosophy on the question of identity, the search for happiness, the bonds which form between beings and the human condition as seen through the animal's eyes, all wrapped up in a very simple and moving story which is accessible to the very youngest of audiences."

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“Those positive vibes are channeled by Evens’ vibrant illustrations, which teeter on the abstract but always remain figurative, recalling the paintings of French Fauvists.”

June 12th, 2019|Press The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona|

Source: hollywoodreporter.com
Publish Date: June 12, 2019
Author: Jordan Mintzer

Romanian director Anca Damian ('The Magic Mountain') teamed with Belgian artist Brecht Evens for this animated feature told from a canine's perspective.

„Alors qu’il frôle l’abstraction à tout moment, donnant la part belle au ressenti au détriment du réel, L’EXTRAORDINAIRE VOYAGE DE MARONA fait mouche grâce à un récit limpide et une folie formelle agile et à propos. Ne retenez pas cette larme.”

June 12th, 2019|Press The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona|

Source: cinemateaser.com
Publish Date: June 12, 2019
Author: Perrine Quennesson

À LA LIMITE DE L'ABSTRACTION, LE FILM D'ANCA DAMIAN NOUS EMMÈNE DANS LA MÉMOIRE D'UN CHIEN ET QUESTIONNE NOTRE RAPPORT À L'ATTACHEMENT. BOULEVERSANT.

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„Anca Damian s’offre toutes les libertés, et notamment de multiplier les styles graphiques, allant parfois très loin dans l’abstraction, ou dans une représentation stylisée du monde.”

June 8th, 2019|Press The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona|

Source: www.ecrannoir.fr
Publish Date: June 8, 2019

"On a la sensation qu'elle applique au long métrage ce qu'on aime tant dans le court : cette audace formelle qui ne s'interdit aucune expérimentation, et propose un cinéma libéré des contraintes esthétiques ou narratives traditionnelles, débordant d'idées visuelles et poétiques."

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“Anca Damian Wraps Marona’s Fantastic Tale for Cannes and Preps The Island” (FilmNewEurope)

May 20th, 2019|Press The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona|

Source: www.filmneweurope.com
Publish Date: May 2019

"Romanian writer/director Anca Damian will show her French language animated film Marona's Fantastic Tale at the Cannes Film Festival Market, followed by its screening in the competition of Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy (10-15 June 2019)."

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L’Extraordinaire voyage de Marona” – Parmi les plus attendues premières établies pour 2019, selon Cartoon Movies

March 31st, 2019|Press The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona|

Source: https://www.digitalcine.fr
Publish Date: 31 Martie 2019
Author: Nicolas Thys

Plus surprenant encore est L'Extraordinaire voyage de Marona produit par Sacrebleu et Aparte et réalisé par Anca Damian qui décidément réussit à monter des projets audacieux en peu de temps.

Press: Moon Hotel Kabul

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“Există cinema românesc fără pretenții de “Nou Val”: Moon Hotel Kabul”

October 24th, 2018|Press Moon Hotel Kabul|

Source: cabalinkabul.wordpress.com
Publish Date: October 24, 2018
Author: Dan Alexe

"Încep cronica printr-o mărturisire: am vrut să văd filmul ăsta (care va ieși abia pe 30 noiembrie) al Ancăi Damian (pe un scenariu scris împreună cu Lia Bugnar) nu pentru că a primit premiul de regie (total meritat, cum aveam să descopăr rapid) la festivalul de la Varșovia și încă un premiu la Madrid, ci pentru că are Kabul în titlu și citisem că prima parte se petrece în Afganistan."

Press: The Call

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Press: In Perfect Health

Interviu cu regizoarea Anca Damian: “Povestea mea e strâns legată de justiția vieții, am crescut cu un tată judecător”

September 25th, 2017|Press In Perfect Health|

Source: anamariaonisei.ro
Publish Date: September 25, 2017

Author: Ana Maria Onisei
Multipremiată internațional, și cunoscută mai ales pentru filmul de animație “Crulic”, Anca Damian spune cu “Perfect sănătos” o poveste care pornește de la o întâmplare reală – pierderea propriului tată.

„Un film de artă, un film care nu-și seduce publicul din primele secvențe.”

September 12th, 2017|Press In Perfect Health|

Source: yorick.ro
Publish Date: September 12, 2017

Author: Monica Andronescu
„Perfect sănătos” îți oferă un lux rar în lumea noastră: plăcerea de a trăi o poveste nu pe repede înainte, așa cum suntem obișnuiți, ci încet, degustând fiecare imagine, ca pe o chiflă caldă, cu unt și granule de sare care ți se topesc încet în gură…

Press: The Magic Mountain

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L’ultime combat

January 15th, 2016|Press The Magic Mountain|

Source: L’Histoire
Publish Date: janvier 2016
Author: Antoine de Baecque

La Montagne magique est un chef-d'oeuvre de cette relecture de l'histoire, ici enroulée autour du récit intime d'un destin individuel méconnu, faisant feu d'images animées les plus inattendues et les plus visionnaires.

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Cinéma. Adam Jacek Winkler, vie magique

December 28th, 2015|Press The Magic Mountain|

Source: COURRIER INTERNATIONAL - PARIS
Publish Date: 28 décembre 2015
Author: Iulia Badea-Guéritée

Le film d’Anca Damian a le mérite d’utiliser nombreux artefacts – dessins et peintures naïves – créés par cet ennemi déclaré du bolchevisme.

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LA MONTAGNE MAGIQUE – LA CRITIQUE DU FILM

December 20th, 2015|Press The Magic Mountain|

Source: https://www.avoir-alire.com
Publish Date: 20 décembre 2015
Author: François Bonini

Anca Damian propose une méditation quasi métaphysique en même temps qu’une réflexion sur le cinéma d’animation et donc sur le cinéma tout court : elle dépasse le cadre traditionnel, cherchant les limites d’un genre en épuisant quelques-unes de ses possibilités.

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The Magic Mountain

July 10th, 2015|Press The Magic Mountain|

Source: Eye For Film
Publish Date: 10 July 2015
Author: Richard Mowe

Her mix of animation, collage, and actual footage from the various periods covered suits her subject to perfection.

Press: Crulic – The Path to Beyond

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„LE DOC S’ANIME !”

October 3rd, 2019|Press Crulic – The Path to Beyond|

Source: tenk.fr
Author: Eva Tourrent et Jérémie Jorrand

Dans "Le voyage de M.Crulic", Cristal du meilleur long-métrage cette année-là, la réalisatrice roumaine Anca Damian retrace l'effacement progressif d'un individu face un système judiciaire kafkaïen.

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La Crítica de SensaCine – Crulic, camino al más allá

July 9th, 2015|Press Crulic – The Path to Beyond|

Source: SensaCine.com
Publish Date: 9 July 2015
Author: Beatriz Martinez

Género animado para una terrible historia real. Un impresionante artwork que funciona a modo de collage sensitivo que estalla con toda su fuerza expresiva para narrar de forma original esta historia que va más allá de la crónica de sucesos, del escándalo político y gubernamental para instalarse en el terreno del intimismo.

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Voyage au bout de l’injustice

December 13th, 2012|Press Crulic – The Path to Beyond|

Source: Politis
Publish Date: 13 décembre 2012
Author: Christophe Kantcheff

La liberté esthétique de l’ensemble permettant de nouer des tonalités différentes, la douceur, la souffrance et, de bout en bout, une subtile auto dérision et un goût pour le sarcasme.

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DRAME KAFKAIEN Le Voyage de Monsieur Crulic RÉALISÉ PAR ANCA DAMIAN

December 11th, 2012|Press Crulic – The Path to Beyond|

Source: www.critikat.com
Publish Date: 11 décembre 2012
Author: Carole Milleliri

Avec Le Voyage de Monsieur Crulic, Anca Damian réalise un film politique puissant, où drame et absurdité viennent dire la violence d’un racisme pernicieux et d’une justice à deux vitesses, sans jamais tendre vers un propos vindicatif.

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Le voyage de monsieur Crulic

December 10th, 2012|Press Crulic – The Path to Beyond|

Source: Studio Ciné Live
Publish Date: 10 décembre 2012
Author: Xavier Leherpeur

Ce refus de l'unité formelle permettant au récit de s'évader du réalisme pour composer un surréalisme qui, ponctué par l'ironie désespérée de lanarration et de la coloration musicale, touche à l'universalité de l'engrenage tragique d'une justice kafkaïenne.

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Anca Damian – Crulic The Path to Beyond

May 14th, 2012|Press Crulic – The Path to Beyond|

Source: https://culture.pl
Publish Date: 14 may 2012
Author: Marta Jazowska

Displaying, as says Filmmaker’s Howard Feinstein notices, "a distinctly Eastern European dry humor manifest in the drawings and in the rapid, highly detailed voiceovers", the film combines techniques of animation, fiction and documentary in a form that, as he continues "is a brilliant choice to tell a tragic true story".

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The Top 5 Criticwire Recommendations from ND/NF 2012

April 4th, 2012|Press Crulic – The Path to Beyond|

Source: Indiewire
Publish Date: 04 April 2012
Author: Steve Greene

The surprise here is that writer/director Damian has tasked five of her country’s most talented animators to weave Crulic’s tragic tale as an unfolding tapestry that’s as memorable, beguiling, and on occasion as majestic, as anything we’ve seen come out of Romania. 

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“Crulic…”, première découverte du 9e Carrefour de l’animation

December 1st, 2011|Press Crulic – The Path to Beyond|

Source: Télérama
Publish Date: 1 décembre 2011
Author: Sophie Bourdais

L'animation introduit une forme d'épure qui permet de restituer au plus juste, sans la brutalité parfois insupportable de l'image « réelle », mais aussi sans rien édulcorer, toute la souffrance morale et physique du personnage principal.

“I forced the limits of the cinematic language beyond the borders” (Anca Damian)

October 18th, 2011|Press Crulic – The Path to Beyond|

Source: cineuropa.org
Publish Date: October 18, 2011
Author: Stefan Dobroiu

Well-known Romanian documentary director Anca Damian made her feature debut in 2009, with Crossing Dates. Soon afterwards the director started working at the country's first animated feature in more than two decades, Crulic – The Path to Beyond , which tells the story of Claudiu Crulic, a young Romanian who died by hunger strike after being wrongfully imprisoned by the Polish authorities.

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Crulic -The Path to Beyond

August 16th, 2011|Press Crulic – The Path to Beyond|

Source: Variety
Publish Date: 16 August 2011
Author: Jay Weissberg

Beautiful artwork and a powerful story are the key elements of animated docu "Crulic -- The Path to Beyond." Animation is especially appealing, featuring attractive watercolors and lovely washes forming the background to an imaginative use of drawings, cutouts and photos.

Press: Crossing Dates (Co-producer)

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„Întâlniri încrucișate” – între destin și întâmplare

October 24th, 2009|Press Crossing Dates|

Source: frdanieladermengi.wordpress.com
Publish Date: October 24, 2009
Author: Daniela Dermengi

Acest film de producție românească, în regia Ancăi Damian, a fost prezentat și în cadrul Festivalului Filmului Românesc la Chișinău. „Întâlniri încrucișate” este o dramă în care viețile a trei oameni, din trei medii diferite, cu trei vieți distincte, ajung să se întâlnească și să-și influențeze viața reciproc.