30 years after it was made, Kuduz remains a cult film that has survived the test of time and is still being loved by generations of ex-Yugoslavs. Inspired by a real person, who after returning from prison, chooses a quiet family life with stunningly beautiful woman. However, her behaviour triggers a chain of events that destroy their love. This compelling love story won dozens of awards, including Golden Arena for Best Actress and Audience Award in Pula.
Set in 1985, in a grim city periphery, the story follows Becir Kuduz, a convicted criminal, who returns home after serving time in prison for assaulting a policeman. Soon after, he meets Badema, an attractive, flirty young woman who has a child from a previous marriage. To everyone’s excitement, they fall in love and get married. Kuduz is a loving husband and a father to his wife’s daughter. However, Badema’s refusal to be what is expected of her, as a wife and a mother in traditional Bosnian environment, triggers fits of rage and jealousy in Kuduz. The initial happiness of the newlyweds turns into a series of quarrels and fights, pleadings and reconciliations, culminating in a tragic end.
Screening will be followed by Q&A with Snezana Bogdanovic
- Ademir Kenovic