Central and Eastern European Film Festival Luxembourg

11/10/12 - 28/10/12

The CinEast festival (Central and Eastern European Film Festival Luxembourg) has existed since 2008. Its aim is to present to the Luxembourg public a selection of the best cinema from the Central and Eastern European countries of the former communist bloc.

>>> All information on 
>>> Programme of the Polish movies: HERE

This year, the festival will focus a.o. on Polish actor Robert Więckiewicz. Many special events will accompany the screenings, including concerts/musical events at Melusina, Alen Tramsschapp Cultural Centre (Luxembourg-Limpertsberg) and Dqliq. A large photography exhibition at the Abbaye de Neumünster has also been prepared on the main theme of the Festival: “Back to the Roots”. Over a hundred photographs by around ten Polish, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian artists invite viewers to reflect on the theme of origins and belonging.
A closing concert will take place at at the cultural centre Alen Tramsschapp: Twinkle Brothers & Trebunie Tutki, a unique mix Jamaican roots reggae and Polish traditional music, has been invited (more HERE)

Saturday 13 October, 18:00, Cinémathèque (With actor Łukasz Simlat!)
Friday 26 October, 21:30, Ciné Utopia
Courage / Wymyk, by Greg Zglinski (2011, 85 min, w/English subtitles)
One’s whole life can change in a second because of momentary lack of courage

Sunday 14 October, 20:00, Caramba (Ariston)
Carnage, by Roman Polanski (2011, 80 min, OV En, w/ French subtitles)
Two New York couples settle their accounts after a fight between their respective children ...

Monday 15 October, 21:00, Ciné Utopia
Secret / Sekret, by Przemysław Wojcieszek (2012, 82 min, w/English subtitles)
Ksawery is gay. Karolina is Jewish. Jan might be hiding a secret.

Tuesday 16 October, 20:30, CCRN (Salle Krieps)
Rose / Róża, by Wojciech Smarzowski (2011, 98 min, w/ English subtitles)
A Polish man and a German woman meet in a very unfavourable place and moment just after the War.

Thursday 17 October, 18:30-22:30, CCRN (Salle Krieps)
Short feature films marathon (I), w/English subtitles
Selection of short feature films from the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and the Baltic countries

Wednesday 17 OCtober, 20:00, Ancien Cinéma
Man, Chicks Are Just Different! / Baby są jakieś inne, de Marek Koterski (2011, 94 min, w/English subtitles )
During a night journey two friends talk about women to avoid having to look at themselves

Wednesday 17 October, 20:45, Cinémathèque
Cinéconcert: SzaZa plays Polanski (Poland, 1955)
Live accompaniment to seven short films by Roman Polanski (80 min, w/English subtitles)

Thursday 18 October, 20:00, Cinémaacher
Friday 19 October, 21:30, Ciné Utopia
Elles / Sponsoring, by Małgorzata Szumowska (2011, 96 min, OV Fr.)
A journalist (Juliette Binoche) prepares an article about the life of two call girls...
With actress Joanna Kulig!

Friday 19 October, 20:00, Caramba (Kinosch)
Angelus, by Lech Majewski (2011, 106 min, w French subtitles)
Incredible adventures of a circle of occultists trying to save the world in a mining town.

Saturday 20 October, 18:30, CCRN (Salle Krieps)
Fear of Falling / Lęk wysokości, by Bartek Konopka (2011, 98 min, w/ English subtitles)
A successful journalist returns to his home town to take care of his father who is in a psychiatric hospital.

Saturday 20 Octobre, 18:30, Cinémathèque
Sexmission / Seksmisja, by Juliusz Machulski (1984, 120 min, w/English subtitles)
Two men agree to be frozen in the 1980s only to find when they are woken up 50 years later, that there are only women around.

Tuesday 23 October, 20:30, Cinémathèque
Wednesday 24 October, 20:00, Caramba (Ariston)
The Mole / Kret, by Rafael Lewandowski (2011, 108 min, w/ English subtitles)
A man who has always been a hero to his son is accused of colluding with the enemy
With the director!


Reflecting the main festival theme “Back to the Roots”, the closing party of CinEast 2012 offers a very special combination of Polish folk traditions and classical roots reggae. See the dances and jumps of Trebunie Tutki in folk costume sharing the stage and songs with true rastas, the Twinkle Brothers. This is not just world music, but two worlds’ music! Their concert in Luxembourg will be set up from their CD album “Songs of Glory” – ranked on 11th place in the World Music Charts Europe EBU in 2008 and achieved Gold Disc Award in Poland in 2010.
The evening will also feature the projection of the films and will culminate with a DJ party, with typical drinks and snacks available.

Twinkle Brothers
(JAM/UK) are a legendary roots reggae band formed in 1962, with over 60 albums to their credit. Since the early 1990s the Twinkle Brothers have been often collaborating with the Polish band Trebunie Tutki, creating a unique blend of reggae and traditional folk music from the Tatra Mountains.

Trebunie Tutki
(PL) is a family folk group faithful to the traditions of the “górale”, or highlanders living in the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland. While staying true to their traditions and using original instruments, Trebunie Tutki are not afraid of experimentation. During their two decades long cooperation with Twinkle Brothers they have recorded several well-acclaimed albums together, including their latest, Songs of Glory, and performed all around Europe and beyond.

>>> Saturday 27 October 2012 at 8.30 pm (doors: 6.30 pm), Tramsschapp cultural centre (46a rue Ermesinde, Luxembourg-Limpertsberg)


Apart from the well established festival venues (Abbaye de Neumünster, Cinémathèque, Ciné Utopia, Ciné Ariston, Ciné Kinosch, Ancien Cinéma), screenings will be also held for the first time at Utopolis, Ciné Kursaal and Cinémaacher. School projections will take place at the European School of Luxembourg (Kirchberg and Mamer) and Lycée technique Diekirch.


Since its creation, the Festival has been constantly growing and diversifying - the gradual increase in the number of visitors (5,200 in 2011) proves that the Festival has found its audience and has also been able to attract new crowds. Counting the school projections and participants at the festival special events, the festival attracted in total over 7,500 people in 2011. The CinEast festival is a film festival in its own right, but is also an event seeking complementarities between cinema and other art forms (music, photography, etc.). As such, it offers the Luxembourg public a rare opportunity to experience the cultures of the participating countries. Another dimension, and one to which the organisers pay special attention, is the festival as a forum for exchanges and conviviality. That is why numerous events on the festival programme have been designed to encourage participants to come together and exchange ideas (after-film chats, debates, gastronomic events, DJ nights etc.).


The CinEast 2012 festival is organised by the non-profit organisation in cooperation with the Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster (CCRN), the Cinémathèque, Utopia Group S.A., Images Animées, Ancien Cinéma, the European School and Lycée Classique de Diekirch.
Main partners: City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Ministry of Culture, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Polish Film Institute (PISF), Polish Embassy in Luxembourg.
Partners: Slovak Film Institute (SFU), Czech Film Center, Film Fund Luxembourg, University of Luxembourg, Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest, Czech Centre Brussels, Ville d’Esch, Bulgarian embassy in Belgium, Translation Centre for the Bodies of the EU and other partners.



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