19. 4. / 17:00 / Kinodvor


Mike Cheslik, USA, 2023, DCP, bw, 108′


In this silent supernatural epic, a drunken applejack salesman is thrust into the frigid wilderness. Can he go from zero to hero, become North America’s greatest fur trapper, and defeat hundreds of beavers?

Filmed in Wisconsin and Michigan in subzero temperatures by indie film mavericks and best buddies Mike Cheslik (director, co-writer) and Ryland Brickson Cole Tews (drunken applejack salesman, co-writer) Hundreds of Beavers is a feature length live action incarnation of a Looney Tunes cartoon. Unwaveringly true to its cartoon logic from start to finish, this epic silent action comedy is endlessly inventive, inspiring, ingenious and downright insane.   

“Steroidally swollen with gags and smarts, positively bucktoothed with goofiness, and gorgeous with world-building invention.”
– Guy Maddin

“Exists at the crossroads of Looney Tunes, Benny Hill, Cannibal: The Musical, Blazing Saddles, and Adult Swim… Hilarious!”
– Matt Donato, Slash Film

“It’s sure to develop a significant cult following with its unique mix of silent-era slapstick, animation elements, theme-park-style critter costumes, and general air of inspired absurdity.”
– Dennis Harvey, Variety

“An unexpected visionary work… Must be seen to be believed… Further proof that Wisconsin produces the strangest independent movies in the country.”
– Michael Talbot-Haynes, Film Threat