by Paul Mureșan

2020, Short, 4 minutes


The young director Paul Mureșan’s short animation Cradle touches people’s hearts as it  reveals how much damage long-lasting wounds can do if left unaddressed. The powerful, darkened graphic, accompanied by the suave, almost whispering music of a lullaby, depict the consequences of domestic abuse and alcoholism. Launched in 2020, Muresan’s animation has already won three major awards: in 2020 it was selected at Warsaw IFF and at Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, and in 2021 received the Special Mention and the Best Short Film award at Transylvania IFF.

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