BLOOD MACHINES – EN

BLOOD MACHINES Machines we are sending to the skies While on Earth things can revolve around family drama, epic history, romantic comedy, Space is left only with science fiction. Although constantly in its embrace, we are unaware of Space and find nothing traditional in its presence. When the screening shows yet another black screen with [...]

WORKSHOPS 2020

HOW TO MAKE A FANZINE Festival fanzine workshop 14. 4.–19. 4. 2020 / Application deadline: 7. 4. 2020 The free-of-charge workshop How To Make A Fanzine is intended for genre film fans and all those enamoured with festival frenzy. Participants, whether experts or enthusiastic novices, will tackle the elements of fanzine art, from [...]

GUESTS 2020

GUESTS Joël Séria (France), director and writer, started his filmmaking career with no holds barred. His debut feature film Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal (Don't Deliver Us from Evil, 1971), a masterpiece of subversive and transgressive cinema, was banned in France upon its release. But today deservedly enjoys [...]

Cult Film Conference 2020

CULT FILM CONFERENCE WE ARE ALL HAUNTED HOUSES: THE CULT OF THE UNCANNY 17. 4. 2020 / 14:00 – 17:00 / Kinodvor The Cult Film Conference is presented in collaboration with Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK) and chaired by Dr Russ Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television at Northumbria. Free admission. Lectures are conducted in [...]

SCHWEINCHEN – EN

SCHWEINCHEN Schweinchen documents a decomposition study conducted by forensic biologist Dr. Mark Benecke under the artistic guidance of Jörg Buttgereit. The score was composed by Andre Abshagen, Buttgereit's frequent collaborator for several audio dramas and documentaries. Benecke commissioned Michal Kosakowski (German Angst) with editing and producing the project. Poster art was created by Gilles [...]

FILMS-2020

CONTEMPORARY ADORATION Fabrice du Welz, France/Belgium, 2019, 98' Fabrice du Welz concludes his "Ardennes trilogy" (after Calvaire and Alleluia, both previously screened at Kurja Polt) with an ethereal tale of teenage amour fou. Deceivingly simple, Adoration is a testament to the power of du Welz's filmmaking vision, as delicate as [...]

SARRAOUNIA – EN

SARRAOUNIA During the "Scramble for Africa" in late nineteenth century, European colonial powers rush to plunder and subjugate the African continent. In 1898, the infamously brutal Voulet-Chanoine military expedition sets out to conquer new lands for the French colonial empire. Queen Sarraounia, sorceress, military strategist and forceful leader of the Azna, rallies her [...]