The sixth edition of CinEast (www.cineast.lu), the Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, held from 9 to 27 October 2013 in 13 venues in Luxembourg city and other towns, will offer around 100 screenings of more than 50 features and 50 short films from 15 post-communist countries, as well as many accompanying events.
The aim of the CinEast festival is to present new and recent films from Central and Eastern Europe that are rarely seen in the cinemas of the Grand Duchy, to the multi-national Luxembourg audience. CinEast also strives to promote the culture of the represented countries by various accompanying events (concerts, exhibitions, culinary evenings etc.)
Eight films compete in the official competition: A Stranger by Bobo Jelčić, Child’s Pose by Călin Peter Netzer, Circles by Srdan Golubović, Heavenly Shift by Márk Bodzsár, Imagine by by Andrzej Jakimowski, My Dog Killer by Mira Fornay, The Arbiter by Kadri Kõusaar and The Gambler by Ignas Jonynas. The jury is led by the Luxembourgish film director and producer Donato Rotunno and includes, among others, Polish director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz and Bosnian actor Maja Jurić. Some of the films on CinEast’s programme are related to the thematic cycle “Women’s Stories”, which is also reflected in two photographic exhibitions. The programme also comprises sections dedicated to comedies, documentaries or special screenings as well as short films programmes, programmes for children and young people. Among the numerous guests attending CinEast 2013 are: Leon Lučev, Kristina Buožytė, Ilinca Goia, Maria Sadowska, Kadri Kõusaar or Martichka Bozhilova. Moreover, CinEast offers musical events, gastronomy evenings, debates and a forum for film professionals CinEast Pro dedicated to exploring co-production possibilities between the film industry in Luxembourg and the represented countries.
Lithuania is represented by the following films: “Vanishing Waves” by K. Buozyte, “The Gambler” by I. Jonynas, “Liza, go home” by O. Buraja, “Another dream team” by M. Markevicius.
The guest is Kristina Buozyte..
The complete programme of CinEast 2013 is available on the festival’s official website www.cineast.lu.
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The 2013 edition of the CinEast festival is organised by the non-profit association CinEast asbl in collaboration with the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, CCRN, Utopia Group of Cinemas, Caramba Cinemas, Ancien Cinéma and other cinemas. Main partners : Luxembourg Ministry of Culture, City of Luxembourg, Polish Film Institute, Film Fund Luxembourg, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Polish Embassy in Luxembourg, European Parliament, Czech Centre Brussels, Romanian Cultural Institute and other partners.