Dear Colleagues, Dear Guests, Dear Friends of Kurja Polt Festival,

These words don’t come easy, so let me rip off the bandage: Kurja Polt Festival is closing its doors. For a decade, we worked with passion and dedication to create our precious celebration of daring and dangerous cinema. We exhausted our energy, skills and knowledge to counterbalance a profound lack of funding and the giant snowball that rolls in its wake. We fought the windmills with good humour and gusto! But sadly, I’m exhausted and it’s time to say goodbye. Oh, there are so many more films we’d love to show you! And I hope we meet again someday in a darkened theatre…

So, how does April 19 sound? Come join us, dear friends, for one last night of cinematic debauchery, let’s give Kurja Polt the farewell she deserves. May tears and beers flow like waterfalls!

– Maša Peče, Festival Director


19. 4. / 17:00 / Kinodvor


Mike Cheslik, US, 2023, DCP, 108′

Filmed in Wisconsin and Michigan in subzero temperatures by indie film mavericks and best buddies Mike Cheslik and Ryland Brickson Cole Tews 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.

19. 4. / 19:30 / Kinodvor


Ted Kotcheff, Australia, 1971, DCP, 109′

Along Mad Max, Walkabout and Picnic at Hanging Rock, Wake in Fright is widely acknowledged as one of the seminal films in the development of modern Australian cinema. A long lost and bona fide masterpiece of bizarre and uncomfortable cinema. Forget about Lynch. The most sun scorched cinematic nightmare belongs to Ted Kotcheff.

19. 4. / 22:15 / Kinodvor


S.S. Rajamouli, India, 2015, DCP, 137′

Telugu cinema and the boundless imagination of S. S. Rajamouli present India’s most expensive film production to date. But underneath the film’s joyous bombastic abundance we can sense the mischievous grin of a seasoned and thoughtful filmmaker. Baahubali is a feast for the eyes, a heroic epic, war spectacle, love story and Tollywood musical all rolled into one.

Tickets and passes on sale from March 25 at the Kinodvor box office and online sales. Single ticket: 5,00 € (3,80 € for Kinodvor Club members). 3 film pass: 13 €. Number of passes is limited.