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Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2012 Starts on Monday

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The 8th edition of Grossmann, taking place from the 16th to the 21st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia is just around the corner! The festival will begin on Monday at 18h with the opening of the Fear Manifesto art installation and presentation of the competing winemakers. At 19:00 our film program will begin with the regional premiere of Serbian film Doctor Ray and the Devils, director Dinko Tucaković's new drama/comedy about famous Hollywood rebel Nicholas Ray's stay in Yugoslavia during the 60...

Jaume Balagueró at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2012!

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It is a great honour to announce the arrival of Spanish director Jaume Balagueró to this year's Grossmann Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia, where he will present his thriller Sleep Tight. After the bloody mayhem of Rec 1&2 which will be screened in a special retrospective, one of the leading authors of European fantastic cinema takes a different approach with a sublime and creepy thriller which horror is placed in everyday life and that is guaranteed to make you feel ...

Dr Ray and the Devils to Open Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2012

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With much pride we announce that the opening film of Grossmann 2012, taking place from the 16th to 21st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia,  will be Serbian drama Doctor Ray and The Devils, directed by Dinko Tucaković. The film is based upon a real-life story about famous director Nicholas Ray’s stay in Belgrade in the mid-sixties. With a perfect blend of reality and fiction and with plenty of humour, Doctor Ray and the Devils offers a unique insight into the mystery which surrounds this particul...

Grossmann Returns to Cannes

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Thanks to kind invitation of the Slovenian Film Centre, Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is once again heading for Cannes International Film Festival where our already traditional film and wine party will take place on the 17th of May at 17h at the South-East European Pavilion. We will merily great you with sweet sounds of our ferocious DJ program and even more merrily toast with you with excellent wines at our special wine tasting. We are looking forward to meeting our old friends an...

The Winners of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2011

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In front of a dedicated vampire crowd, we have announced this year's winners of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Without further ado, let us list them: VICIOUS CAT International jury consisting of Dinko Tucaković, Phillip Bergson and Lars Nilsen has decided that Vicious Cat (Best Feature Film award) goes to: THE LAST CIRCUS /BALADA TRISTE DE TROMPETA Spain/France; 2010 Directed by: Alex de la Iglesia Genre: comedy The award was taken by acto...

Vampire's Ball Time at the Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival

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It's the final day of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Preparations for this evening's grand Vampire's Ball are already taking place at the Main Square! Numerous vampire candidates are being transformed into nocturnal ghouls by the experts of Mad Squirrel FX team. Our merry program will continue until the night when the stage at the Main Square will be thoroughly shaken by UK psychobilly legends The Meteors, along with Hungarian rockers Yellow Spots and Hollywood...

Christopher Lee Master Class Today at Grossmann Festival

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Today at 19:00h at Ljutomer Main Square, Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival will feature a special event indeed: Master Class with Christopher Lee, hosted by Phillip Bergson. Naturally, today's program features films from the Vicious Cat, Slak's Vicious Cats, Melies d'Or nomination and Noisy Cat competitions, as well as numerous accompanying attractions, such as Hungarian masterpiece Taxidermia (20:00h at the Culture House Cinema) and ultra-rare Shaw Brothers splatterfest The Boxer's O...

Menahem Golan has arrived at Grossmann Festival!

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Legendary producer, director and script writer Menahem Golan, receiver of this year's honorary Vicious Old Cat award, has arrived at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer today. Before his Master Class, taking place tomorrow at 20:00h at the Culture House Cinema, he will address Grossmann's audience prior to the screening of his film today at 20:00h at the Culture House Cinema. Already at 19:30h at the same location, ninjutsu master Andrej Jasenc will demonstrate his deadly sk...

Christopher Lee has arrived at Grossmann Festival!

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We have sensational news: Sir Christopher Lee has just arrived in Ljutomer, Slovenia! At this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival he will receive our Lifetime Achievement Award. We are deeply honoured and tremendously happy to host this legendary actor who has given us countless unforgettable roles. His visit is also our special surprise and gift to all of our dear visitors. Sir Christopher Lee is one of the most remarkable and versatile actors in the history of cinema. In...

7th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival begins today

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Vicious time is here! Today at 18:00h at the Culture House Cinema the 7th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival will officialy begin in Ljutomer, Slovenia with the Sensorium Expo featuring the works of illustrator Blaž Porenta, Laibach Kunst collective, experimental music instruments by Dizzy Strings and heavy metal installation by Shlosart. At 18:30h the opening of the symbolic wine road will take place, introducing this year's Vicious Cat Wine Champion candidates: Vinakoper, KZ Metlika...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival: Vicious Cat Line-up Announced

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The official selection of films competing for the main festival award the Vicious Cat (Best Feature Award) at this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from July 25 to July 30 in Ljutomer, Slovenia, is hereby announced. The films in competition are: CHOP USA; 2010; Trent Haaga MASKS Germany; 2010; Andreas Marschall SKINNING Serbia; 2010;Stevan Filipović THE LAST CIRCUS Spain/France; 2010; Alex de la Iglesia TRANSFER Gemany; 20...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Short Film and Music Documentary Selections

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Here is the official selection of short films and music documentaries for this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, which will take place from July 25 to July 30 in Ljutomer, Slovenia. More information about other film program sections, music program and other features of this year's Grossmann can be found on the official site. SLAK'S VICIOUS CATS (Best Short Film Competition) 108.1 FM RADIO Italy; 2011; 15 min; Angelo & Giuseppe Capasso ATTACK OF THE GIANT B...

World premiere of German horror Masks at this year’s Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival

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With enormous joy we announce the exclusive world premiere of eagerly anticipated German giallo thriller Masks at this year’s Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia, which will start on Monday, July 25, and last until Saturday, July 30. The premiere will be attended by director Andreas Marschall and producer Heinar Thimm who have already successfully collaborated on Marschall’s previous effort, horror anthology Tears of Kali. Do not, by any means, miss this exclus...

Film Program for the 7th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is Online

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Dear friends of  macabre cinema and splendid wine! As of this merry moment, the film program for this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, which will take place from July 25th to July 30th in Ljutomer, Slovenia, is online! Take a good look, explore the strange domain that is The Mighty Cat's terrain and find out what strange delights await you. Some features of the program still remain a secret, but don't worry, very soon you shall find out about all the missing details, includi...

Menahem Golan is coming to the 7th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival!

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It is a great pleasure and honour to announce the arrival of the legendary Israeli producer, director and script writer Menahem Golan to this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, where he will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival will take place from July 25 to July 30 in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Menahem Golan has produced over 200 and directed over 40 films. He is renowned as one of the most important independent film producers of all times and has provided Israeli cin...

Exclusive Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Party at Cannes on May 12

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Thanks to a kind invitation from Slovenian Film Centre, the already traditional Grossmann Party & Wine Tasting will be taking place on Thursday, May 12 at the South East European pavillion at Cannes International Film Festival, announcing The 7th edition of the Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival which will take place from the 25th to the 30th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. While a ferocius selection of musical masterpieces will take care of your dancing feet, your other senses will b...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Call for Entries 2011: Introducing Melies d'Or Nomination!

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Attention fantastic filmmakers! From this day on and until the 1st of July you are welcome to submit your cinematic masterpieces to this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival which will take place from the 25th to the 30th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Our prestigious awards await you! This year, as new members of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation we introduce the Melies d'Or nomination as a part of our Slak's Vicious Cat competition (best short film). The nominee ...

Today a sermon by Jose Mojica Marins at the Grossmann Film and Wine Festival!

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The unholy day is upon the beautiful town of Ljutomer, Slovenia! Today at 19:30h at the City Cinema Jose Mojica Marins will proclaim his ghastly gospel at a ferocious Q&A session, hosted by our Vicious Cat Jury President Dinko Tucaković. It will be followed by a vicious outburst of his most spine-chilling films. The first blow will be delivered by the Strange World of Coffin Joe at 21:30h at the Culture House Cinema. Then the carnival of horror will move to the Open Air Cinema at the Main S...

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