Jaume Balaguero at Grossmann 2012!
It is a great honour to announce the arrival of Spanish director Jaume Balagueró to this year's Grossmann where he will present his new film 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 in which horror is placed in everyday life and that is guaranteed to make you feel uneasy with its relentless exploration of topics of privacy and safety. Film also features a stellar cast led by Luis Tosar (Cell 211). Since the Slovenian premiere took place yesterday, you can see this darkly humorous masterpiece before Grossmann at Kinodvor in Ljubljana, Cinema Metropol in Celje and Cinema Ptuj, but be forewarned, it might make you lose your sleep for quite a while!
Jaume Balagueró is renowned as one of the grand masters of contemporary genre cinema whose each new film is eagerly awaited by millions of fans of the fantastic around the world. In his relatively short career he has created a formidably consistent opus consisting of all-time genre masterpieces such as his groundbreaking debut The Nameless, frantic TV horror To Let which he has made for the 6 Films to Keep You Awake project, an of course zombie blockbusters Rec 1&2 which he made together with his fellow countryman Paco Plaza. After the brand new Rec 3: Genesis in which he had no part, Balagueró is already working with Plaza on the final installment of the series, appropriately entitled Rec 4: Apocalypse. You will find out more about that and much more at a special Q&A session in Ljutomer! See you there!