Hotel Alcohol

by Jan Cvitkovič

Hotel Alkohol, fiction, digital DCP, 2,39:1/2,35:1, 25, c, 90 min
In preproduction Q4 2025

A drunk, a madman and a junkie fail to win the ‘Olympics’ in the psychiatric hospital. After a dispute with the Senior Doctor, they run away in frustration. Running out of medication, they occupy a pharmacy where they each experience their own enlightenment.

Jan Cvitkovič
Jan Cvitkovič
Slađana Vide
Torsten Neumann, Boris T. Matić, Igor Prinčič
director of photography
Jure Černec
film editor
Miloš Kalusek
production designer
Vasja Kokelj
costume designer
Elizabeta Njari
key make-up artist
Tina Prpar
Gregor Baković, Medea Novak, Drago Milinović
Transmedia, Independent Partners Filmverlag, Propeler Film
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
Slovenian Film Centre, RTV Slovenija, Nordmedia, Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Slingshot Films, Gustav film
Jan Cvitkovič

An archaeologist by education, Jan Cvitkovič is first and foremost a director, actor, writer and a poet. He has written and directed several award-winning features and shorts. The numerous awards under his belt include the Lion of the Future (Venice IFF, 2001) and several others for Bread and Milk; more than twenty prizes for Gravehopping from different internationally-acclaimed festivals, including the Altadis-New Directors Award at the San Sebastian IFF 2005; four awards for Archeo; and the Audience Award at the Cottbus IFF 2015 for Šiška Deluxe. Selected filmography (feature, after 2010): The Basics of Killing (2017), Šiška Deluxe (2015), Archeo (2011).

Staragara stands as one of the most dynamic and renowned Slovenian film production companies, boasting significant turnover and a robust portfolio of diverse projects in various stages of development and production. Over the past two decades, we've assembled a cohesive production team, drawing from the finest talents among Slovenian and regional directors. Our journey has witnessed the establishment of a formidable lineup and an extensive network of collaborators spanning former Eastern Europe and the broader European landscape. As a delegate producer, Staragara has contributed to the creation of nine feature films, each representing a pinnacle of cinematic achievement. Additionally, our involvement in numerous minority co-productions has led to premieres at prestigious international film festivals such as Venice, Cannes, San Sebastian, Rotterdam, Locarno, Tallinn, IDFA, Sarajevo, and Tribeca. This rich tapestry of experiences underscores our commitment to excellence and innovation in the world of filmmaking.