Grossman Fantastic film and Wine festival is all about (not necessarily in this order): camping, smoking, wine-drinking, concerts, zombies, documentaries, lame low-budget horror films, hanging out, bathing in Mura and partying 24/7 if that’s your cup of tea (erm, wine;-)).
Apparently, there were some good quality films that were screened (some people told me), but I did not see any.
Ah, and that Ljutomer! I did not expect it to be this big, it is actually a real town (I apologize here to all the genuine Ljutomer inhabitants for this condescending statement, blame it on my ignorance / the fact that I am, after all, from Ljubljanopolis :D), with a real big square that many a Slovenian town could be proud of! The serving staff in bars and restaurants were SO friendly and hospitable, everything was affordable and within reach.
Needless to say: I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT! (well, starting from 12 hours after arrival, when the assimilation phase was over).
What I love also is that the festival was small enough to run into same people over and over again, yielding the impression that, by the end of my stay, I had gotten to know half of the participants, which is, I warn you, only an impression, considering there were people there that I knew, but have not come across one single time during my stay. Nevertheless, you still get this warm and fuzzy feeling inside.
FINAL VERDICT: I’ll see you there next year J
Some photos that definitely don’t capture the spirit of it. You should come see for yourselves J