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3 April 2012
MONTREAL PREMIERES OF THE YEAR'S BEST DOCUMENTARIES
The RIDM is coming back April 26 with the screening of Crulic: The Path to Beyond from the director Anca Damian.
When animation meets reality, masterpieces like Waltz with Bashir or Persepolis might be the result. The animated documentary Crulic: The Path to Beyond is in the same league as those celebrated predecessors. A multiple award winner (Special Mention, Locarno; Amnesty Award at CPH:DOX; Best Director and Audience Award at FICUNAM, among others), this visually stunning film tells the true story of Claudiu Crulic, a 33-year-old Romanian who died in a Polish prison after he went on a hunger strike. Falsely accused of robbing a powerful Polish judge, Crulic was imprisoned in the Krakow jail, trapped in a Kafkaesque nightmare. No one helped him, despite a hunger strike intended to draw attention to his case. The famous Romanian actor Vlad Ivanov (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) brings the tragedy to life by voicing Crulic who, speaking from the beyond, delivers a memoir filled with black humour and bittersweet irony. Through the use of several animation techniques (drawings, collages, stop-motion, cut-cut), director Anca Damian and her crew have created captivating images that powerfully evoke Crulic’s life and death.
CRULIC: THE PATH TO BEYOND
Director: Anca Damian
Romania / Poland, 2011, 73 min., Romanian, e.s.t.
(presented in Original version with English subtitles)
April 26, 2012 - 7pm
Cinéma Exencentris - 3536 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
On the last Thursday of every month, movie lovers will be treated to the Montreal premiere of a high-quality documentary that has enjoyed recent success on the international festival circuit.
Tickets will be available at the Excentris Cinema as of January 6 ($11 or $8.50 for students and seniors).
LAST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH: JANUARY 26 (BOMBAY BEACH), FEBRUARY 23 (DUCH: MASTER OF THE FORGES OF HELL), MARCH 29 (WHORES' GLORY), APRIL 26 (CRULIC: THE PATH TO BEYOND), MAY 31, JUNE 28, AUGUST 30, SEPTEMBER 27
EXCENTRIS CINEMA - 3536, BOUL. ST-LAURENT, MONTRÉAL
$50 MOVIE CARD (8 TICKETS FOR THE SCREENING(S) OF YOUR CHOICE) ON SALE HERE AND AT THE EXCENTRIS CINEMA
*A confirmation email will be sent within 24 hours after the payment.