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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...

The Grossmann report and awards

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Alex Chandon (INBRED)  Jaume Balaguero (SLEEP TIGHT) For the first time the International Jury split the top award of Vicious Cat  at the Grossmann Fantastic Festival of Film and Wine. A notably strong feature competition marked the 8th edition of this lively event held in Ljutomer, centre of sultry Slovenia's famed wine region, with soaring temperatures and growing audiences, encouraged by the status of nearby Maribor as "European Capital of Culture". Jaume ...

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...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) line up revealed

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At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara announced details of his inaugural programme for the 66th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 20 June to 1 July, will host nineteen World premieres and thirteen International premieres. The Festival will showcase one hundred and twenty-one new features from fifty-two countries, including eleven European premieres and seventy-six UK...

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...

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...

Torino Film Festival full line up

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the 27th Torino Film Festival Torino Grand Prix Starting this year, the Torino Film Festival presents Torino Grand Prix, an award which is given each year to filmmakers who, from the surfacing of the nouvelles vagues on, have helped renew the film language, create new aesthetic models and communicate the new trends that are the basis of the most interesting works of contemporary cinema. This year, the prize will be given to Emir Kusturica, for the inventiveness o...

Wim Wenders: King of the Road , Tribute from London BFI

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BFI Southbank Programme HighlightsWim Wenders: King of the Road, Part OneIn at the start of the ‘New German Cinema’ and reinventing himself constantly ever since, Wim Wenders is the quintessential post-modern auteur, seduced by Hollywood, but remaining European to his very core. Throughout January and February we will celebrate his career with a season that includes new prints of many titles, including The American Friend (1977) and The State of Things (1982).In Wim Wenders’ masterpiece In...

Wim Wenders: King of the Road , Tribute from London BFI

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BFI Southbank Programme HighlightsWim Wenders: King of the Road, Part OneIn at the start of the ‘New German Cinema’ and reinventing himself constantly ever since, Wim Wenders is the quintessential post-modern auteur, seduced by Hollywood, but remaining European to his very core. Throughout January and February we will celebrate his career with a season that includes new prints of many titles, including The American Friend (1977) and The State of Things (1982).In Wim Wenders’ masterpiece In...

Montreal Underground Film Festival ready to unspool

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The 2nd edition of the Montreal Underground Film Festival (MUFF) will unspool at a frenetic pace over a three-day period from May 17 to 19, 2007. With over 300 submissions hailing from over a dozen countries, MUFF had the daunting task of selecting the 80 finest and most innovative shorts and feature-length offerings from local and international artists. Friperie Pote:tr (6029 Du Parc) will once again play host to three nights of cinematic chaos under the banner “Get Rocked”, with each film ...
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