Nominations for Gopo Awards for Best Sound

A nomination for our sound engineers – Piotr Witkowski and Sebastian Włodarczyk.


Association for Romanian Film Promotion has announced the nominations for Gopo Awards 2012, the counterpart of the French Cesar or Spanish Goya Awards. Among the nominees are Piotr Witkowski and Sebastian Włodarczyk, our sound engineeers, nominated in the Best Sound category for “Crulic – the Path to Beyond” directed by Anca Damian. Also the composer Piotr Dziubek has received the nomination in the Best Original Score category. The documentary itself is nominated for in Best Picture.


Piotr Witkowski, Sebastian Włodarczyk


“Crulic – the Path to Beyond”, which was screened in Polish cinemas in December, is a one of its kind hybrid of animation, documentary, and fiction focused on true events from 2007 and 2008. It tells a story of Claudio Crulic, a Romanian prisoner who died in the Krakow detention centre after a four-months hunger strike which was a protest against dubious evidence justifying the arrest.


“The sound of “Crulic -The Path to Beyond” is of special importance, because the narration by the late leading character comes from the off-screen. That is why the director and we paid special attention to conveying in the audio layer this subjective aspect of a story in just the right way – detailed and realistic.” – comments Sebastian Włodarczyk.


Alvernia Studios’ sound department, headed by Piotr Witkowski, has already produced the soundtracks to films such as Vamps, Black Thursday, Maiden Vows, or the recent All Matthew’s Women.


The Polish producer and distributor of the animated documentary are Magellan Film Foundation and Arkadiusz Wojnarowski; the film was made with the financial support of Polish Film Institute and Regional Film Fund in Kraków from the resources coming from the budget of Lesser Poland Province and Kraków County. The DVD premiere of “Crulic – the Path to Beyond”will take place in April.


Gopo, the counterpart of Polish Eagles or French Cesars, are awarded since 2007. Their name comes from Ion Popescu-Gopo, a director and the founder of the Romanian cartoon school. The nominations are awarded by jury consisting in eleven members; the winners will be selected through voting by 400 filmmakers and representatives of the Romanian film industry. The award ceremony will take place on 26th March in Bucharest.

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