CinÉast: Festival du film d’Europe centrale et orientale
October 5 -23, 2011
Luxembourg / Luxembourg
The festival is the creation of Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian and Polish cinéphiles who, since 2008, have managed to impress Luxembourg audiences with East European films that would hardly ever be distributed in local cinemas. This year, CineÉast introduces fiction features, animations and documentaries from six countries to the east from Luxembourg: Czechj Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Romania and the host country Bulgaria.
There will be many prominent names of East European cinematography on this year’s festival guest list, such as: Czech documentarian Helena Třeštíková, the talented director Florin Serban from Romania, the experienced Polish director Jan Kidawa-Bloński and Marcin Koszalka, the author of the documentary Declaration of Immortality (Poland, 2010), awarded this year at TrentoFilmFest and Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The organizers of the festival will present Marcin Koszalka’s mini-retrospective, introduced by the director himself. Besides the already mentioned successful film, the selection features also: Such a Beautiful Son I Gave Birth To (Poland, 1999), Till It Hurts (Poland, 2008), All Day Together (Poland, 2006). The other two retrospectives look back at the careers of world’s cinema giants Roman Polanski and Miloš Forman.
Aside fiction feature films and animated film, this year’s thematic focus On the Margin of Society introduces also East European, or Czech-Slovakian documentaries, respectively: Katka (Helena Třeštíková, Czech Republic, 2010), Matchmaking Mayor (Erika Hníková, Slovakia/Czech Republic, 2010) a Heaven&Hell (David Čálek, Czech Republic, 2009).
In addition to that, CinÉast presents several short film sessions including fiction, animation and documentary films. The programme of the first selection offers 3 Weddings: Bernadett & Sanju (Viktor Oszkár Nagy, Hungary, 2010), The World according to Ion B. (Alexander Nanau, Romania, 2009), It’s Gonna Be All Right (Dana Kojnoková, Slovakia, 2010), Don't get me (Adina Pintilie, Romania, 2007) a Tales (Nikolai Vassilev, Bulgaria, 2009). The second short documentary selection includes Marcin Koszalka’s four shorts and other documentaries: Out of the cycle - what is behind? (Jaro Vojtek, Slovakia, 2010), About the Shoes (Czech Republic, 2007) and Roma Boys, the Love Story (Czech Republic, 2009) by Rozália Kohoutova and Paradise Hotel (Sophia Tzavella, Bulgaria, 2010).
More information about the festival and its programme available on the official website.