Z velikim ponosom najavljamo, da nas bo letos obiskal največji in najvplivnejši sodobni režiser grozljivk - George A. Romero!
Njegov vpliv na sodobno kinematografijo je neprecenljiv. V zgodovino se je zapisal že s svojim prvencem Noč živih mrtvecev (1968), ki je povzročil revolucijo v žanrskem filmu. Z njim je žanr nepovratno vstopil v moderno dobo in za sabo pustil vse stare grozljivke, ki so odtlej postale staromodne, nenevarne in celo naivne. Enega najbolj dobičkonosnih neodvisnih filmov v zgodovini kinematografije je celo Ameriška kongresna knjižnica označila kot »kulturno, zgodovinsko in estetsko pomembnega«, kar je čast, ki ga filmi tega žanra doživijo le redko. Z nadaljevanjema Zora živih mrtvecev (1978) in Dan živih mrtvecev (1985) tvori eno najvplivnejših filmskih trilogij nasploh. Le ozrite se po sodobni medijski krajini, živim mrličem oz. zombijem le stežka uidete. Postali so dominanten kulturni strah in obenem osrednja politična metafora za izrabljanje in otopelost množic. Vse to je zasluga Romerovih filmov.
Noč živih mrtvecev je lani bila digitalno restavrirana s strani newyorškega Muzeja moderne umetnosti (MoMA) in organizacije The Film Foundation, ki jo je ustanovil Martin Scorsese. Po vrsti posebnih projekcij na prestižnih festivalih, kot sta Berlinale in Benetke, ki pa se jih George Romero ni udeležil, si boste ta veličasten žanrski mejnik lahko ogledali v Ljutomeru v prisotnosti avtorja. Ob tej priložnosti boste lahko na velikem platnu videli tudi izbrano retrospektivo njegovih del, prav tako pa ga boste lahko ujeli na posebnem javnem pogovoru ter se mu priklonili na zaključni prireditvi festivala.
Letošnja 13. edicija festivala bo potekala med 11. in 15. julijem v Ljutomeru. Spet vas bomo razvajali z naborom najboljših aktualnih žanrskih filmov iz vseh delov sveta in kultnimi retrospektivami, ob katerih se vam bodo ježile kocine. 
Kot se spodobi za tako tematsko obarvano jubilejno edicijo festivala, bomo pripravili tudi delavnico maskiranja in posebnih učinkov, ki jo bo tokrat vodil nihče drug kot legendarni Sergio Stivaletti. Največji evropski mojster maske in posebnih učinkov je v svoji karieri je sodeloval pri več kot 50 filmih, med katerimi so tudi najpomembnejši filmi režiserjev kot so Dario Argento, Michele Soavi, Lamberto Bava, Roberto Benigni… Je tudi ustanovitelj edinstvene šole za posebne učinke Fantastic Forge, ki deluje v Rimu. Več informacij o prijavi na to posebno delavnico, ki je ne velja zamuditi, sporočimo kmalu. Rezultate delavnice boste lahko videli na našem doslej najbolj spektakularnem shodu živih mrtvecev ali 'Zombie Walku', ki bo potekal na zaključni dan festivala in na katerega ste vabljeni vsi.
Ob tem se boste lahko udeležili tudi številnih drugih filmskih delavnic (tudi otroških), strokovnih predavanj in predstavitev knjig ter se zabavali ob vsakodnevnih glasbenih dogodkih, vse to ob spremljavi vrhunskih vinskih degustacij, s katerimi boste izbrali tudi najboljše tekmovalno vino festivala. In brez skrbi, brezplačno kampiranje je zagotovljeno!
O vseh podrobnostih ostalega programa in gostih vas bomo seveda sproti obveščali.
V predprodaji pa si lahko na Eventimu že zagotovite vstopnico za vse filmske predstave.

We proudly announce that the greatest and most important contemporary horror director George A. Romero is coming to Ljutomer!

His influence on contemporary cinema cannot be overestimated. He made history already with his first feature Night of the Living Dead (1968) which has caused a revolution within genre cinema. With this film, horror has irreversibly entered the modern age and left behind all the old movies which suddenly became old fashioned, harmless and even naive.  It was one of the most successful independent films in the history of cinema, while even the US Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, which is an honour only seldomly given to films of that genre. Together with its sequels Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985) it forms one of the most influential film trilogies of all time. Just take a look at today’s media landscape, you will have a hard time avoiding zombies. They became the dominant cultural fear and at the same time the essential political metaphor for the exploitation and numbness of the masses.

Last year, Night of the Living Dead has been digitally restored by New York’s Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation. After numerous special screenings at prestigious festivals, such as Berlinale and Venice, not attended by George A. Romero, this glorious genre milestone will be screened at this year’s Grossmann in the presence of the author. Our program will also feature a special retrospective of his films and a Master Class, and of course you’re all invited to the festival closing ceremony to honour him when he will receive the honorary Vicious Cat award.

The 13th edition of Grossmann Festival will take place between the 11th and the 15th of July. Once again we will pamper you with a splendid selection of the best current genre films from all around the world and riveting retrospectives that will make your hair stand on end. 

Befitting this year’s theme, there will be a Special Makeup Effects Workshop led by none other than the legendary Sergio Stivaletti. Europe’s greatest special and makeup FX grandmaster has collaborated on more than 50 films with directors such as Dario Argento, Michele Soavi, Lamberto Bava and Gabriele Salvatores. He is also the founder of the unique special effects school Fantastic Forge which is based in Rome. More information on this special workshop will be available soon. You will be able to see the result of the workshop at our Zombie Walk which will be the most spectacular to date. It will take place on the last day of the festival. And you’re all invited!

You will be also able to participate in numerous other film workshops (also for children), attend expert lectures and book presentations and enjoy daily music events, all accompanied by exclusive wine tastings where you will help select the best wine in the festival competition. And don’t worry, free camping is provided!

Stay tuned for details regarding our festival program and guests which will keep on showing up on this website.

The festival ticket for all screenings is available in presale at Eventim.


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