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FEST begins at 40!

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What makes a festival successful? Great films and great audiences, and Belgrade's 40th FEST had both in spades- indeed, the event was such a hit, it was extended by a day to accommodate a last-minute regional premiere for The Artist, fresh from its triumph at the Oscars in Hollywood(and in keeping with its immaculate organisation, there was even an advance press screening of the French 'surprise' gift to Belgrade's enormous audiences. For the event is centred in what must be one of...

Awards of the 8th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival

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At the closing ceremony of the 8th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival that took place from the 16th to the 21st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia, the following awards were given: Vicious Cat for Best Feature Film Sleep Tight (Mientras duermes) by Jaume Balagueró (Spain) Inbred by Alex Chandon (UK) The Jury, comprised of Slobodan Šijan, Phillip Bergson and Christian Hallman complemented the 8th Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival for its rich vintag...

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...

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...

Contract With the Devil

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Tucaković reconstructs his story, yet not much as it is known, as chapter of Ray Nicholas´ life.   The film is quite diverse and eclectic: there are poetic sequences that evoke old Nicholas’ movies, which is in general more or less cinematic poetics. Central subject is the arrival of Ray in Belgrade at the beginning of 60s, and the ambition of Yougoslav communist leader Dražević to make his own communist Hollywood and get hold of Oscar Award for the film done by Nicholas....

Dr. Ray and the Devils

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Before I write more about Serbian film premier on the International Film Festival FEST 2012 I would like to present you Dinko Tucaković, Serbian film director, film historian, critic, essayist and the principal of Belgrade’s Kinoteka (Yugoslav Film Archive). This time he made rather interesting film with great care and distinctive humor depicting the old communist state of mind in Yugoslavia in 60s. The film’s called,  Dr. Ray and the Devils (Doktor Rej i đavoli)  film that closed the ...

Serbian Film and Film from Region

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Couple of Serbian films by now, already shown on The International Film Festival - FEST 2012 would be: --a documentary about Jiri Menzl visit to Belgrade made by Purisa Ðorđević  I am Afraid That She Understand All, -short and I may say rather ridicules film directed by young director Miroslav Stamata  Take-Off  film co-financed by the FEST Directorate, starring with Emir Kusturica and -Doctor Ray and Devils by Dinko Tucakovic film already discussed last year, about Nicholas R...

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...

A Tribute To Nicholas Ray And The Devils

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  To emphasize the exclusivity, the guest of festival Susan Ray,  the widow of film director Nicholas Ray and Chairperson of the Nicholas Ray Fund, presented and supported film to be made in Belgrade and to be directed by Serbian film director Dinko Tucaković “Doctor Ray And The Devils” about Susan’s husband Nicholas Ray. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of US film director Nicholas Ray, most famous for his film „Rebel without a Cause“, with late James Dean. Ju...

The Cats have been tamed at the Grossmann Fim and Wine Festival 2010!

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You're not going to believe this! Our vicious juries have ferociously announced the glorious results of their painstaking work and effort to select the best of the exquisite delicacies that Grossmann offered again this year for your eyes only! For God's sake, do keep reading! The Vicious Cat Jury of the Grossmann Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia, consisting of Dinko Tucaković, Phillip Bergson and Christian Hallman, has chosen the Serbian splatter drama The Life and Death of a Porno ...

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...

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2010 begins today

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Be forewarned! Today at 17:30h at the Culture House Cinema the 6th Grossmann Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia, will finally begin! The Mighty Cat will introduce itself with the opening of the exhibiton of caricatures by Jakša Vlahović and photos from the last year's Zombie Walk by Edvard Pintarič, accompanied by the Monster Feast installation by Šlosart. At 18:00h there will be a presentation of the winemakers competing for the prestigious Vicious Cat Wine Champion award at the s...

Grossmann 2010: Film program online!

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Dear friends of cinematic offense, fine wine and sounds that scare hounds! We hereby announce that the film program of this year’s Grossmann Film and Wine Festival is now officially online! Take your time and immerse yourself into the wicked world of Grossmann that will soon once again come to life for a ghastly week of unholy pleasures in the idyllic atmosphere of Ljutomer, Slovenia. It is the charming capital of the wine region of Prlekija and also where Slovenian film was born in 1905. This...

Turin Awards

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27TH TORINO FILM FESTIVAL - THE AWARDS TORINO 27 The Jury of Torino 27 - Feature Film Competition of the 27th Torino Film Festival, composed of Sandro Petraglia (President, Italy), Anna Biller (United States), Rui Nogueira (Portugal), Maya Sansa (Italy), György Szomjas (Hungary) awards the following prizes:   Best Film (25,000 euros) to: LA BOCCA DEL LUPO by Pietro Marcello (Italy, 2009, 67') Jury Special Award (10,000 euros) ex-aequo to: CRACKIE by Sh...

MEFEST showcase for Tourist, Ecology, Sports, and Culinary Film

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The International Festival of Tourist, Ecology, Sports, and Culinary Film – MEFEST- 2008 is taking place this year for the 16th time.Founded in 1993, this Festival with its various programs, reliable esthetics and social orientation, curiosity of its selectors and high criteria of its Juries, has achieved recognition at home and abroad, and, therefore, without any exaggeration can be recognized as an outstanding, radiant spot on a great atlas of global manifestations of similar kind. The autho...

Belgrade’s New Author Film Festival opener cancelled

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Belgrade’s New Author Film Festival was not officially opened with Chinese film “Summer Palace” (Yihe Yuan) by Lou Ye, because Serbia didn’t wanted to politically compromise with Chinese government. Just minutes before the movie “Summer Palace” supposed to open the festival, Serbian authories pulled the movie off the festival because China threatened to freeze all diplomatic relations with Serbia. Chinese movie is problematic because it mentions events from Tiananmen Square (Tiananm...

Fipresci awards in Thessaloniki and Manheim-Heidelberg

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At the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival (Germany, November 20-29, 2003) The Prize of the International Critics has been awarded to "The Arm of Jesus" (De arm van Jezus) by André van der Hout (The Netherlands) "For its visually and intellectually multilayered and also humorous and musical representation of an existential search." Special mention: "Saturday" (Sábado) by Matías Bize (Chile) "For its innova...
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