October 17 - 20, 2012
The Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava, Slovakia

Anca DAMIAN presents


Crulic – The Path to Beyond

animated documentary, DVD, color, 73'

Director, Screenwriter, Producer: Anca Damian

Editor: Catalin Cristutiu

Sound: Piotr Witkowski, Sebastian Włodarczyk

Artwork and Animation: Dan Panaitescu, Raluca Popa, Dragos Stefan, Roxana Bentu,Tuliu Oltean

Music: Piotr Dziubek

Narrators: Vlad Ivanov, Jamie Sives

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.

Fred KELEMEN presents


fiction, 35mm, color, 80'

Director, Screenwriter, Cinematography, Design, Editor: Fred Kelemen

Assistant to Director: Regina Kräh

Assistants to Camera: Ann-Katrin Schaffner, Martina Radwan.

Sound: Alejandra Carmona

Production Manager: Christian Hohoff.

Cast: Sanja Spengler, Valerij Fedorenko

Production: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin

The paths of people from various countries cross during the course of one night. They speak different languages, but they are fatefully bound together by the solitary quest for happiness and deliverance. Sloping paths are all that's left for them in an age of lost perspectives, lost refuges and lost homelands. They sink deeper with every movement that should be liberating them. Every gesture of love becomes a gesture of humiliation. The desperate dance of their life has become a passionate dance of death.

In the centre of this centrifuge at the end of the millennium the Russian emigrant Valery and his lover Ljuba are turning around each other in a nocturnal round dance of desire and pain, hope and violence and the indestructible will to survive.