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For the sixth time already, CinEast, the Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, invites you to undertake an inspiring journey of discovery into the depths of the recent cinematography of countries of the former Communist bloc. Over 19 festival days you will have the opportunity to take your pick from around a hundred screenings of films of all shapes and sizes, as well as a chance to relax or entertain yourself at numerous accompanying events.

As always, the films have been carefully selected by well-informed film enthusiasts from the represented countries to make sure that CinEast’s fishing net brings in the best haul. You can choose from around 50 different feature films and 50 shorts. The vast majority of the movies presented at the festival have not been screened in the region before and most probably will not get a second chance on local screens, so it pays off to be prepared well for these one-off encounters. Eight films will compete in CinEast’s official competition and many films come under the featured theme “Women’s Stories”. You can participate in discussions with around 20 special festival guests (directors, actors, producers, etc.) and the programme also features numerous comedies, a selection of documentaries, several mini-retrospectives, programmes for children, gastronomy evenings and more. The concerts programme is equally varied, with female vocal magic by Yellow Sisters, Balkan beats by DJ Boris Viande, cinematic concert by Małe Instrumenty, Tanel Padar’s rock energy and cool vibes by Milenita. We hope that everyone can find something interesting in this year’s programme and we are looking forward to meeting you in the cinemas and concert venues. Finally, we would like to say thank you to all those who have made this year’s edition possible and especially to you, the festival-goers, for staying with us and giving us the power and motivation to go forward. We wish you all pleasant and enriching moments with CinEast 2013! The CinEast team

Pour la sixième fois déjà CinEast, le festival d’Europe centrale et orientale au Luxembourg vous emmène en voyage au cœur de la cinématographie récente des pays de l’ancien bloc communiste. Pendant 19 jours vous pourrez choisir parmi une centaine de projections de films d’horizons très différents et aurez également l’occasion de vous détendre ou vous divertir au cours de nombreuses manifestations d’accompagnement.

Comme toujours, les films ont été soigneusement sélectionnés par les cinéphiles bien informés des pays représentés afin qu’aucun gros poisson ne passe à travers les mailles du filet. Vous aurez le choix entre 50 long-métrages et autant de court-métrages. La grande majorité d’entre eux n’ont pas été montrés dans la Grande Région et ne le seront probablement pas, donc ne ratez pas la chance unique de les découvrir sur grand écran. Huit films seront en compétition officielle et de nombreux films appartiennent au cycle thématique «  Histoires de femmes ». Vous pourrez participer à des discussions avec environ 20 invités spéciaux (réalisateurs, acteurs, producteurs, etc.) et découvrir également de nombreuses comédies, une sélection de documentaires, plusieurs minirétrospectives, des projections jeune public, des soirées gastronomiques et plus encore. Le programme des concerts n’est pas moins riche avec la magie de l’ensemble vocal Yellow Sisters, les rythmes des Balkans avec DJ Boris Viande, le concert ‘cinématique’ par Male Instrumenty, l’énergie rock du groupe Tanel Padar et enfin des mélodies envoûtantes de Milenita et de sa bande. Nous espérons que vous trouverez tous quelque chose d’intéressant dans le programme de cette 6ème édition et nous sommes impatients de vous rencontrer dans les cinémas et les salles de concert ! Enfin, nous tenons à remercier tous ceux qui ont rendu possible cette édition et surtout vous, le public, qui nous donnez la force et la motivation pour aller de l’avant. Nous vous souhaitons à tous d’enrichissants et agréables moments au cours de CinEast 2013! L’équipe de CinEast


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DONATO ROTUNNO producer and film director (President)

KATARZYNA KLIMKIEWICZ film director

MAJA JURIĆ actor

BERNARD MICHAUX producer

VESNA ANDONOVIC journalist

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CINEAST 2013 LOOKS CLOSELY AT THE WORK OF: Alice Nellis (1971), one of the most well-known Czech female directors whose films in most cases can be characterised as “Women’s Stories” and therefore fit perfectly in the festival’s thematic cycle. CinEast brings you the films Some Secrets, Little Girl Blue and Mamas&Papas. With the support of Czech Centre Brussels. Eryk Lubos (1974), one of the currently busiest Polish film, theatre and TV actors appearing in numerous productions each year, awarded Best Actor award at Karlovy Vary IFF 2012 for his performance in Kill the Beaver. He stars in the films Women’s Day, The Girl in the Wardrobe and Highway Patrol. Metod Pevec (1958), a Slovenian director, scriptwriter and also documentary maker, who likes to explore the inner world of his strong women characters and who comes to CinEast with the award-winning films Estrellita and Tango Abrazos (and will attend the first two screenings of Tango Abrazos). Agitprop (since 1997), arguably the best known and most successful Bulgarian production company specialising in creative documentaries that also manages the independent Balkan Documentary Center which supports documentary makers from the region. At CinEast, Agitprop will be represented by the producer Martichka Bozhilova and the films Balkan Melodie, The Last Black Sea Pirates and Tzvetanka. Łódź Film School (since 1948) or “Filmówka” has produced some of the best talents of, and not only, Polish cinema. In celebration of its 65th anniversary, CinEast proudly presents a special retrospective of short films by its graduates of both the older and younger generations, including works by Polanski, Kieslowski, Wajda or Komasa (more info p. 41).

THREE FILMS IN THE PROGRAMME WILL BE FOLLOWED BY DEBATES Documentarian: debate about the relationship between the documentary-maker and the documented. The Beauty Exchange: “Mirror, mirror on the wall...“- a debate on the influence of mass media on female body perception. Regina: debate on the role of women in Jewish community today and in the past.

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AS ALWAYS, CINEAST HAS MANY SPECIALS FOR YOU Three thematic double features are on the 2013 programme. Science romance includes two stories where science fiction meets romantic love story exploring unusual forms of love which is made possible by advanced scientific research. Call an ambulance gives you an insight into the daily bread of paramedic emergency crews – one filled with black humour and another sadly realistic. And last but not least, Walter double feature looks at the cult partisan hero loved by the whole ex-Yugoslavia and a billion of Chinese people. The long but rewarding thriller-like historical drama series Burning Bush directed by Agnieszka Holland is another treat not to be missed and, luckily, the 240 minutes marathon will be interrupted with life-saving snacks and drinks. Speaking of marathons... Those fond of shorter formats should definitely attend the four short films marathons presenting a carefully selected panorama of some of the best feature, documentary and animated shorts from the region, now with a chance to vote for audience awards in the three categories. Another short films programme is going to be screened at the cosy Ancien Cinéma in Vianden.

CINEAST 2013 ALSO FEATURES SPECIAL PROGRAMMES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE The already traditional Kids Show for children from the age of 2 years will again offer a series of cartoons with no spoken language. Three Sunday afternoon screenings for children aged 5+ in cooperation with Cinémathèque’s Cinéma Paradiso will bring animated films in French, Luxembourgish and German. A fruity 3D animated opera (!) Lisa Limone & Maroc Orange can please slightly older crowds, as well as whole families, while those just entering their teens (and their mums) can easily identify themselves with the main characters of Mother I Love You. Adolescent girls could get inspired (or rather warned) by The Beauty Exchange and zoo-lovers will surely enjoy the light comedy Tigers in the City... In addition, a series of non-public school screenings for students only will be organised in collaboration with the European School (Kirchberg and Mamer) and Lycée Classique Diekirch.

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GASTRONOMIC EVENINGS BRASSERIE LE NEUMÜNSTER

As in previous editions, CinEast 2013 provides numerous opportunities to explore the cuisines of the gastronomically lesser known part of Europe. Two gastronomic evenings will be held at the Brasserie Le Neumünster on 17 and 22 October (starting at 18.30), offering a selection of typical Central and Eastern European dishes served in a buffet style, accompanied by regional beers and wines. This is your unique chance to try a salad from Bulgaria, a Balkan starter, a Czech main dish or a Croatian dessert, all made according to traditional recipes! We advise you to make a reservation by contacting the Brasserie directly (www.brasserieleneumunster.lu). In addition, many programmes will include a tasting of typical snacks and drinks in order not to let your stomach ruin your cinema experiences. This is traditionally the case of the short films marathons, but this year you will also need them during the Burning Bush special evening and they may well surprise you at other events too. Baltic surprises might be available at the Baltic Night (19/10) and if, for a change, you would like to taste some typical Bulgarian or Polish food and drinks, don’t eat before going out to the closing concert of Milenita (26/10). A handful of encounters with Balkan snacks are planned as well.

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CINEAST 2013 HAS VARIOUS TREATS FOR MUSIC LOVERS TOO The three festival Saturdays offer three different musical events, each of them comprising three parts – film, concert and party.

The three-course menu on October 12 in Melusina (see p. 19) features a screening of a documentary about solitary people in their 30s, a live a capella performance by four Czech female vocalists known as Yellow Sisters (voice magic!) and an energetic Balkan party with Paris based DJ Boris Viande and his live trumpet.

On the second festival Saturday, October 19 (see p. 37), Melusina hosts the very special Baltic Night with a warm-up documentary about the role of basketball in Lithuania’s fight for independence, a concert of the Estonian superstar rock band Tanel Padar & The Sun (riffs, energy, riffs!) and club rhythms served by Latvian DJs.

And the third is the Closing event of CinEast 2013 on October 26 in Sang&Klang (see p. 54-55): a true girl power night with a comedy starring a Bulgarian top singer and musician Milenita, who will then come up on stage in person with her Funky Miracle Band (groovy, funky, lovely!) to give her first concert outside Bulgaria and the dancing will carry on with a mix provided by DJ Mozayka.

That’s not it though! A very unique cinematic concert will be given by the Polish group Małe instrumenty at the Cinémathèque on October 16 (see p. 27), including live soundtrack to selected shorts by Georges Méliès and their own compositions and improvisations, all played on an array of unusual objects and toy instruments. And if you prefer the on-screen musical experience to real musicians, do not miss the musical journey to Romania and Bulgaria in Balkan Melodie or, for example, the outstanding ambient score by BJ Nilsen to The Arbiter.

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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITON “WOMEN’S STORIES” Abbaye de Neumünster 9-27 October 2013 Reflecting the 2013 edition’s theme on “Women’s Stories”, CinEast presents a photographic exhibition showcasing Polish, Bulgarian, Latvian and Luxembourgish artists. Starting from a familiar discourse associated with womanhood (such as beauty, pregnancy, age or gender equality), the exhibited works aim to challenge our perception of a woman’s position in society as well as female notions of identity. Curator Jagna Olejnikowska has chosen to juxtapose pieces with a strong surreal quality with photographs depicting daily life in an apparently more traditional approach. Whether confronted with mature women, pregnant women, hidden or solitary women, the portraits captivate and startle the onlooker. In her project entitled “Later”, Latvian artist Aija Bley has chosen to capture the various facets of women dealing with age, revealing how perceived vulnerability can conceal a surprising strength. Polish photographer Peter Raw deals with the exceptional time in a woman’s life that is pregnancy. While Aneta Ivanova’s exploration of femininity centres on vast urban and rural spaces, as well as the scars these places leave behind, Wioletta Golebiewska and Milena Marciniak focus on the intimate space of confined apartments - a place to reconnect or to get lost in. By merging animal masks and female portraits, the work of Luxembourgish artist Jeanine Unsen aims to challenge perceived notions of a woman’s social status, suggesting that the female face still remains partly hidden. Exhibition organised in collaboration and with the support of the CCRN and Fonds Culturel National. The photos from the exhibition can be purchased during the Charity finale or by writing to reservations@cineast.lu. All the proceeds will go to CinEast’s Charity project (see p. 57).

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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION “THE EDOUARD ALLEN PROJECT” Ancien Cinéma 9-27 October 2013 The exhibition is a tragicomical journey through the fictional filmography of an ex-cinephile. For a long time, Edouard Allen recomposed his life situations as though they were part of a movie. At the heart of all his stagings : women, the woman, a woman. A strange figure, fascinating and ungraspable, dangerous in a certain way, who transformed his everyday life and which he reinvented again and again - either by dressing her with Hollywood glamour, or making her free and impetuous like the heroines of the French Nouvelle Vague, or filling her with all the distanced anguish characteristic of the Antonioni movies. Then one day Edouard’s mental camera ran out of power … Paulo Lobo is a photographer, journalist and editor of the architecture magazine Wunnen. He was born in Portugal, Baixa da Banheira in 1964. When he was six years old, his parents emigrated to Luxembourg. Very young, he nourished a passion for photography and built up his knowledge as an autodidact. Since 2005, Paulo Lobo has also had a blog entitled “Voyages en suspens” with various writings on culture, photography and cinema.

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DURING CINEAST, 2 FILMS OF LUX PRIZE SELECTION: Circles by S.Golubovic (10 and 11 Oct.) Fortress by L. Kokes (16. Oct.)

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Valeria Golino

IN NOVEMBER AT CINÉ UTOPIA THE 3 FILMS IN COMPETITION FOR LUX PRIZE: The Selfish Giant (21 Nov.) Broken Circle Breakdown (26 Nov.) Miele (28 Nov.)

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The screening of The Selfish Giant (21 Nov.) will be followed by a debate with the Member of the European Parliament Claude Turmes


TANGO ABRAZOS / VAJE V OBJEMU (Slovenia, 2012) by METOD PEVEC drama/comedy, 89 min, en subtitles

When two seemingly happily settled couples enrol in a dance school for tango – a dance that symbolises passion and desire – their relationships are put to the test. It turns out that the four protagonists are “physically” better matched in the opposite combinations. This surprising dance harmony and spontaneity kindles the first feelings of jealousy. The two men begin to treat the lessons much more enthusiastically than expected and their female counterparts try to be more pleasant and appealing than would be necessary for their own partners. They begin to take a dangerous interest in each other and the situation escalates when they decide to spend New Year’s Eve together... The film Tango Abrazos won three Vesna awards (Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress) at the Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož in 2012. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR With the support of the Slovenian Embassy in Brussels METOD PEVEC (1958) is a Slovenian director and screenwriter, writer/novelist and an actor. He studied philosophy and comparative literature and has appeared in several Slovenian and Yugoslav feature films and tv series. He has also written several novels and a collection of short stories. As a film director, Metod Pevec often focuses on portraying strong female characters in difficult life situations. So far he has made five successful feature films – Carmen (1995), Beneath Her Window (2003), Estrellita (2007), Good Night, Missy (2011) and Tango Abrazos (2012) - and several documentaries (including the award-winning Alexandrians).

SOME SECRETS / VÝLET (Czech Republic, 2002) by ALICE NELLIS comedy, 100 min, en subtitles

Somewhat dark and absurd road-movie comedy in which two family cars set out on the road to cross the Czech Republic to fulfill the father’s last wish. Everybody believes it is going to be just another mundane family trip. But as soon as they leave the town, a boring family trip slowly starts to change into probably the most important two days of their lives.

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DOMESTIC

(Romania-Germany, 2012) by ADRIAN SITARU comedy, 85 min, en subtitles A bittersweet comedy about people who eat the animals that they love and about the animals that love people unconditionally. The story follows three main characters living in the same apartment building that become engaged in a series of funny, absurd and yet realistic intertwining events involving various pets and other creatures.

CIRCLES / KRUGOVI

(Serbia-Germany-France-Slovenia-Croatia, 2013) by SRDAN GOLUBOVIĆ drama, 112 min, en subtitles A film about the consequences of a heroic act. Nebojša, a witness of an event in which his best friend died confronts the murderer; Haris, who owes his life to a hero who sacrificed himself for him, settles the debt by risking everything and helping a woman in peril; while the son of one of the murderers gradually paves the way to overcoming the tragic past. Does one humane deed spread like circles rippling the water? Special Jury Prize at Sundance and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Berlinale. IN THE PRESENCE OF ACTOR LEON LUČEV LEON LUČEV (1970) was born in Šibenik, Croatia. He is one of the rare actors who is also a qualified car mechanic. He made his movie debut in a 1996 Vinko Brešan’s blockbuster comedy, How the War Started on My Island. As one of the most popular and talented Croatian actors he has played numerous roles since then, both of heroes and villains, in Croatian movies, including the film Cannibal Vegetarian screened at CinEast 2012. He appeared in Jasmila Žbanić’s films Grbavica and On the Path, and won the Best Actor Award at Sarajevo FF for his performance in Buick Riviera. Circles is Lučev’s first cooperation with the talented Serbian director Srđan Golubović.

MY DOG KILLER

(Slovakia-Czech Republic, 2013) by MIRA FORNAY drama, 90 min, en subtitles A one-day drama of eighteen-year-old Marek who lives near the Slovak-Moravian border with his dad. He spends time with his racist pals but his only real friend is his dog Killer. Marek’s life is shaken up when he discovers the secret of his long-lost mother Marika... A powerful and disturbing social drama about bad choices and missed opportunities, which won the main award at Rotterdam IFF 2013.

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WALESA. MAN OF HOPE / WAŁĘSA. CZŁOWIEK Z NADZIEI (Poland, 2013) by ANDRZEJ WAJDA biopic, 127’, en subtitles

How was it possible for one person to change the world so dramatically? It is as much a political as a psychological question. Wajda, intruding into a private, even intimate sphere of the trade union leader, attempts to capture the phenomenon of his incredible metamorphosis: from a simple worker, focused on his day-to-day duties, into a charismatic leader. Historical perspective, combined with a dynamic story of daily life in the Polish People’s Republic, allows the spectator to better understand the phenomenon of this transformation process. A long awaited portrait of the most well-known Pole, Lech Walesa, by Polish cinema icon – Andrzej Wajda. IN THE PRESENCE OF A SPECIAL GUEST

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BALKAN MELODIE

(Bulgaria-Germany-Switzerland, 2012) by STEFAN SCHWIETERT documentary, 92 min, en subtitles

The film tells the story of the Swiss musicologist Marcel Cellier who has been collecting the best of the authentic folklore music of Eastern Europe for more than 50 years. Following his steps, the film takes us to Romania and Bulgaria today, revealing the secrets of the legendary Bulgarian choir “Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares”, as well as of the Romanian musician Gheorghe Zamfir, whose pan flute charmed the world in films like Once Upon a Time in the West or Kill Bill.

TANGO ABRAZOS / VAJE V OBJEMU (Slovenia, 2012) by METOD PEVEC drama/comedy, 89 min, en subtitles

When two seemingly happily settled couples enrol in a dance school for tango – a dance that symbolises passion and desire – their relationships are put to the test. They take a dangerous interest in each other and the situation escalates when the two couples decide to spend New Year’s Eve together... Three Vesna awards (Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress) at the Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož in 2012. More info p. 13 IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR

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Science fiction meets romantic love story. Two films about deep love made possible by scientific research.

WOMB / MÉH

(Germany-Hungary-France, 2010) by BENEDEK FLIEGAUF sci-fi romance, 107 min, in English As children, Rebecca and Tommy establish a fairy-tale romance. After being separated for many years, they are reunited as adults, but their passionate relationship is short-lived when Tommy is killed in a freak car accident. Devastated, Rebecca feels that life cannot go on without him. She finds a way to bring him back... Starring Eva Green (Casino Royal, Perfect Sense).

VANISHING WAVES / AURORA (Lithuania-France-Belgium, 2012) by KRISTINA BUOŽYTĖ sci-fi romance, 120 min, en subtitles

Lukas, a scientist, takes part in an experiment enabling him to connect his mind with a comatose person. At first, he only experiences a burst of sound and images, which gradually reveal the figure of a woman. Now every time he reaches out to the woman’s mind, he gets to learn more about her. Until he falls madly in love with her… Méliès d’Or for Best European Fantastic Film of 2012. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR

KRISTINA BUOŽYTĖ (1982) is a film and television direction graduate of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater. Her feature debut, The Collectress (her graduation work), won the Best Film award at the Lithuanian Silver Crane Awards (2008) and participated in more than 30 festivals. Her second feature film, Vanishing Waves, has been awarded at many festivals, including four awards (Best Movie, Director, Script and Actress) at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, USA.

CIRCLES / KRUGOVI

(Serbia-Germany-France-Slovenia-Croatia, 2013) by SRDAN GOLUBOVIĆ drama, 112 min, en subtitles A film about the consequences of a heroic act. Nebojša, a witness of an event in which his best friend died confronts the murderer; Haris, who owes his life to a hero who sacrificed himself for him, settles the debt by risking everything and helping a woman in peril; while the son of one of the murderers gradually paves the way to overcoming the tragic past.

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MANHUNT / OBŁAWA

(Poland, 2012) by MARCIN KRZYSZTAŁOWICZ thriller, 88 min, en subtitles Late autumn 1943. Wydra is a Polish partisan particularly efficient in combating the Nazi occupants but also merciless for the ones of his own camp. One day he catches an informer in a nearby village and brings him to his starving unit in the forest. Someone has betrayed and many will have to pay, as desperate times call for desperate measures…

A MONTH IN THAILAND / O LUNĂ ÎN THAILANDA (Romania, 2012) by PAUL NEGOESCU drama, 85 min, fr subtitles

He wants to go to Thailand. She wants whatever he wants. And that’s exactly what he doesn’t want. A Month in Thailand tells the story of Radu who discovers, on New Year’s Eve, that he is not happy with his love life and decides to break up with his girlfriend Adina. He embarks on a journey through the clubs and parties of Bucharest looking for his ex-girlfriend. But is she the woman Radu really needs?

TIGERS IN THE CITY / TIGRE V MESTE

(Slovakia, 2012) by JURAJ KRASNOHORSKÝ comedy, 90 min, fr subtitles

Three friends about to turn 30 with animal nicknames spend their free time in a bar in the zoo. Their lives are turned upside down when one of them decides to meet a radio presenter about whom he has been fantasizing for years. At the same time, a dangerous killer makes an appearance ... An original and refreshing comedy set in the Slovak capital Bratislava.

GOOD TO GO / SREČEN ZA UMRET

(Slovenia-Croatia, 2013) by MATEVŽ LUZAR bittersweet comedy, 100 min, en subtitles

A bittersweet portrait of a man confronting the loneliness of old age. It is a film about life and how it is never too late to start living as if there were no tomorrow. Above all, it is the story of a man who rediscovers his joie-devivre and his appetite for life through the company and closeness of others.

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After an insightful look at the lives of people without soulmates, you’ll be whisked away by the extraordinary whirling voices of the four Yellow Sisters, only to be swallowed up by a wave of Balkan musical energy presented by DJ Boris Viande and his trumpet. A night like no other! tickets 10/12 € (with/without festival pass) 5/7 € (party only - after 22.30 - with/without pass)

GENERATION SINGLES / GENERACE SINGLES (Czech Republic, 2011) by JANA POČTOVÁ documentary, 79 min, en subtitles

An unabashed testimony of six characters over the course of one year. The six ‘singles’ openly speak about wasted opportunities, their fear of time passing, sex and intimacy. They see the field of potential partners growing narrower and narrower. Insightful, funny, ironically observed – generation singles is all around us..

YELLOW SISTERS

Four female vocals in various styles Yellow Sisters is a Czech female a cappella quartet that effortlessly floats between various musical styles creating original sounds and ambiances to charm audiences. Their captivating energy and enthusiasm, together with their amazing costumes and strong stage presence, will easily persuade you that instruments are quite simply superfluous. Whether your preference lies in jazz, soul, funk, R’n’B, reggae or world music, a Yellow Sisters´ concert will leave you with positive vibes and a smile on your face. With the support of the Czech Centre Brussels

DJ BORIS VIANDE

Balkan sounds by a DJ with a trumpet! The ‘improbable and undefinable’ DJ Boris Viande, based in Paris, has been playing since 2006 all over Europe weddings and small bars to big clubs and festivals. Currently he is on the road with the ‘Balkan Boombastic Tour’ promoting his third EP. Boris plays live trumpet whilst deejaying an eclectic mix of what he calls “Balkan music, gypsy, latino, italo, russkij, celtic, rubadubstep, drumnbrass, rude boy, kamikaze, franchouillard acoustic pogo...” Lots of influences (although Balkan and Gypsy clearly dominate), lots of experimentation and above all lots of contagious joy and energy!

PROGRAMME OF THE EVENING

19.00: Screening of the film Generation Singles 21.00: Yellow Sisters live 23.00: Balkan party with DJ Boris Viande

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Screening for children from the age of 5 years.

LE PETIT ROI ET AUTRES CONTES (Hungary, 2013) by LAJOS NAGY & MARIA HORVATH children animation, 41 min, in French

The magic of Hungarian fairytales in 5 short animations. Let yourself be guided by the smallest man who became king! Here’s a quick overview of stories and legends of Hungary, filled with mystery, bewitchment, cunning, courage and many other magical stories. The screening will be followed by activities for children.

A STRANGER / OBRANA I ZAŠTITA (Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2013) by BOBO JELČIĆ drama, 83 min, en subtitles

When Slavko’s old friend Đulaga dies, Slavko feels obliged to go to the funeral. But in his hometown of Mostar, in Bosnia & Herzegovina, this simple social obligation has the potential to get him into all kinds of trouble. Yet if he does not go, his wife will think he’s a coward, the grieving family will never forgive him – and he might have trouble forgiving himself.

MARKETA LAZAROVA / MARKETA LAZAROVÁ

(Czechoslovakia, 1967) by FRANTIŠEK VLÁČIL historical drama, 162 min, en subtitles

This stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic and meticulously drawn evocation of the clashes between Christianity and paganism, humankind and nature, love and violence. The combination of realistic medieval settings and ostentatiously modern cinematography makes it a rare gem in European cinema, often compared to Tarkovsky’s Andrei Roublev. Marketa Lazarová is considered to be the greatest Czech film ever made. New restored version.

WOMEN’S DAY / DZIEŃ KOBIET

(Poland, 2012) by MARIA SADOWSKA drama, 92 min, en subtitles

The film follows the story of Halina, single mother of a rebellious teenager, who has been promoted from cashier to store manager of a supermarket. This promotion will gradually change Halina’s life. However, she will have to pay a very high price for its benefits. Inspired by true events, Women’s Day is a rare example in Polish cinema of a socially engaged film.

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IN THE SHADOW / VE STÍNU

(Czech Rep.-Poland-Slovakia-USA-Iceland, 2012) by DAVID ONDŘÍČEK, drama, 106 min, en subtitles Set in Prague of 1950s, the film follows Hakl, a member of the Communist police force, and his investigation of a seemingly run-of-the-mill robbery at a goldsmith’s shop. His desire for the truth, though, leads him to new evidence indicating that the case is far more complicated than it seems. A film noir with a distinct look that accurately depicts the atmosphere of the time. Best Czech film of 2012. With the support of the Czech Embassy in Brussels.

LOVING / MIŁOŚĆ

(Poland, 2012) by SŁAWOMIR FABICKI drama, 105 min, en subtitles After a traumatic experience Marysia and Tomek will have to redefine their feelings and answer some crucial questions regarding their relationship. Nothing is certain – mutual trust, feeling of security, reliance – all is being questioned and their feelings put to the test. Inspired by true events, the film draws a very sincere, intimate and painful portrait of a young couple expecting their first baby.

LISA LIMONE & MAROC ORANGE: A RAPID LOVE STORY (Estonia, 2013) by MAIT LAAS, animation, 3D, 72 min, sung in various languages with ensubtitles

The story of impossible love between orange boy Maroc, a singing boat refugee, and lemon girl Lisa, who collects singing seashells and dreams about love. Maroc is the brave hero-type, bound by prejudice and poverty. Lisa is the daughter of a rich businessman and tomato ketchup plantation owner. A fruitier version of Romeo and Juliet presented in the form of a 3D animated opera

PEOPLE OUT THERE / ЛЮДИ ТАМ

(Latvia, 2012) by AIK KARAPETIAN, drama, 90 min, en subtitles Jan lives a mundane, crime-ridden life in a desolate suburb of Riga. There seems no way out until he falls head over heels for Sabina, a rich socialite. Love and the desire for change free him from his apathy. Jan wants to achieve a social breakthrough, now or never. A raw drama of social rebellion and deception, against the backdrop of the innate contrasts of the urban jungle. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR

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SHORT FILMS EVENING A selection of short films from Eastern Europe with Romanian shorts kindly provided by NexT festival.

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Film: L’Homme à la caméra (1929)

Ciné-Concert: L’Homme à la caméra (1929) Wolfgang Mitterer orgue 13.11.2013 (Philharmonie)

12.10.– 29.11.2012 www.luxembourgfestival.lu Tickets: 20 / 30 / 40 € (< 27: 12 / 16 / 24 €) (+352) 26 32 26 32 // www.philharmonie.lu


Lisa, go home! / Liza, namo!

by Oksana Buraja (LT 2012, 27 min) Little Lisa constantly runs away from home – she does not want to reconcile with her surroundings. A beautifully shot, poetic story reflecting the generation gap between a child and the world of adults.

Three hours of remarkable documentary shorts from Central and Eastern Europe (with free drinks and snacks)

When I Was a Boy, I Was a Girl / Ja kada sam bila klinac, bila sam klinka by Ivana Todorovic

(RS 2013, 30 min) Story about Goca, brave transsexual living on the margins of Serbian society.

Rogalik by Paweł Ziemilski

(PL 2012, 17 min) Traveling among people and objects we discover a world usually considered as ugly and unattractive. A dream-like journey. This dream-like journey is not a dream. Who are the people in this „big aquarium”? And what is our position towards them?

Stremt 89

by Anda Pușcaș and Dragoș Dulea (RO 2012, 14 min) The road through Stremt ends in a mountain wall. Still, in 1989, people were eagerly awaiting army tanks, terrorists and glory. Today, though partly forgotten, partly imagined, the past is crystal clear.

Real Man’s Film / Muški film

by Nebojša Slijepčević (HR 2012, 12 min) In Balkans every generation has its war. Sons are continuing fights started by their fathers. There are rifles and pistols in every hand. Watching children playing with toy guns makes you wonder: what are we leaving to the next generation?

Survey about women / Sonda o kobietach

by Mateusz Głowacki (PL 2012, 30) A film about women recounted from young men’s point of view. This humorous picture of young generation proves that the fairer sex is a riddle males still cannot guess.

Chronicle of Oldřich S. / Kronika Oldřicha S.

by Rudolf Šmíd (CZ 2011, 18 min) Mr Sedláček was writing one-sentence entries in his chronicle from 1981 to 2005. His notes provide a concentrated overview of Mr. Sedláček's life and of our society.

Snow Crazy / Sniegs

by Laila Pakalnina (LV 2012, 34 min) Ski madness in a mountainless country – amusing, self-ironic and surreal portrait of people determined to satisfy their craving.

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GOOD TO GO / SREČEN ZA UMRET

(Slovenia-Croatia, 2013) by MATEVŽ LUZAR bittersweet comedy, 100 min, en subtitles

A bittersweet comedy about a grumpy old man who decides to find happiness before he dies. Ivan, in his 70s, buys himself a plot in a graveyard and checks into a retirement home so that he can await his death in peace. However, the exact opposite happens: while attending computer classes, he discovers his joie-de-vivre and finally starts living life to the fullest.

MAMAS &PAPAS

(Czech Republic, 2010) by ALICE NELLIS drama, 110 min, en subtitles Being a mama or a papa is simply tough... Four interconnected stories of the various shades of modern parenthood. All stories touch on the same subject but from different angles, yet together they create a picture of how complicated and strangely unnatural the most natural process in the world has become in our society.

A STRANGER / OBRANA I ZAŠTITA (Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2013) by BOBO JELČIĆ drama, 87 min, en subtitles

Slavko, a man in his 60s, lives with his wife in the Croatian part of the city Mostar in Herzegovina, which is, 15 years after the Bosnian war, still divided into the Bosniak (Muslim) and Croatian (Catholic) parts. It is not easy to cross into the other part of the city- the invisible psychological barrier on the Neretva river is, for most people, as effective as barbed wire.

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TIGERS IN THE CITY / TIGRE V MESTE (Slovakia, 2012) by JURAJ KRASNOHORSKÝ comedy, 90 min, en subtitles

Three friends about to turn 30 with animal nicknames spend their free time in a bar in the zoo. Their lives are turned upside down when one of them decides to meet a radio presenter about whom he has been fantasizing for years. At the same time, a dangerous killer makes an appearance... An original and refreshing comedy set in the Slovak capital Bratislava.

WOMEN’S DAY / DZIEŃ KOBIET (Poland, 2012) by MARIA SADOWSKA drama, 92 min, en subtitles

The film follows the story of Halina, single mother of a rebellious teenager, who has been promoted from cashier to store manager of a supermarket. This promotion will gradually change Halina’s life. However, she will have to pay a very high price for its benefits. Inspired by true events, Women’s Day is a rare example in Polish cinema of a socially engaged film. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR

MARIA SADOWSKA is a well-known Polish singer, film director, composer, writer and producer. Working in the music industry from an early age, she has released so far 9 solo albums, and directed many music videos for top Polish artists as well as for her own songs. Her short films have been screened at many film festivals around the globe. Women’s Day is Sadowska’s debut feature film. (©photo Jacek Drygała)

8TH OF MARCH / 8 MARTIE (Romania, 2012) by ALEXANDRU BELC documentary, 60 min, en subtitles

A derelict coal mine, a tramway depot, a small ready-made clothing workshop of a former fashion house, a dairy factory, and a world of women who lived their youth in communism. In capitalism, they work in difficult conditions but they do not complain. During communism, the 8th of March was the high day when women were celebrated as representatives of the working class

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FORTRESS / PEVNOST

(Czech Republic, 2012) by LUKÁŠ KOKEŠ & KLÁRA TASOVSKÁ documentary, 71 min, en subtitles Let´s raise what is left of the iron curtain and have a fascinating peek into a totalitarian country that technically does not exist. This documentary captures everyday life in Trans-Dniestr through portraits of ordinary people living in this geopolitical backwater, stuck between the European Union and Russia, between the present and the past, crime and decency, decadence and hope for change. The best Czech documentary of 2012, included in the Lux Prize Selection

MAŁE INSTRUMENTY (Poland)

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DOCUMENTARIAN / DOKUMENTĀLISTS

(Latvia, 2012) by IVARS ZVIEDRIS & INESE KĻAVA documentary, 82 min, en subtitles

Showing the developing special relationship between a documentary-filmmaker and his eccentric protagonist, the film is a shocking and thought-provoking story of the strength of character and fragility of the heart, against a surreal backdrop of nature in all its states (just as human nature). It develops as a darkly comic meta-commentary on the ambiguities of the inner life of a person, and on documentary filmmaking itself. FOLLOWED BY A DEBATE Followed by a debate on the relationship between the documentary-maker and the documented. With Luxembourgish documentary directors Yann Tonnar and Anne Schiltz.

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Live soundtrack to short films by Georges Méliès and original compositions tickets 10/12 € (with/without festival pass) The Polish band Małe Instrumenty (“small instruments”) explores new sounds by using a wide variety of small instruments and musical objects. The instruments used in their sonic experiments run the whole spectrum of miniature professional instruments, from sonic toys made for children to novel musical concoctions and a whole array of small items that aren’t really instruments but do make sounds. Their curiosity leads them on stunning musical journeys off the beaten paths and the music created in this way produces a unique palette of sounds that can be at once beautiful and harmonious but also surprising and dissonant, without in any way compromising on its rich resonance.

For the first time in Luxembourg, Małe Instrumenty is bringing a varied and eclectic repertoire: the performance will be a mosaic, made up of a ciné-concert with live music to accompany five short films by Georges Méliès, (see details on the right) some original arrangements of well-known film music, their own compositions as well as some improvisations. The programme includes the following films:

Organised in collaboration with Ancien Cinéma and polska.lu & with the support of Lobster Film.

Le tripot clandestin / The scheming gamblers paradise (1906) La sirène / The mermaid (1904) La chrysalide et le papillon / The brahmin and butterfly (1901) Au clair de la lune / A moonlight serenade (1904) Le compositeur toqué / The crazy composer (1905)

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A MONTH IN THAILAND / O LUNĂ ÎN THAILANDA (Romania, 2012) by Paul Negoescu drama, 85 min, en subtitles

He wants to go to Thailand. She wants whatever he wants. And that’s exactly what he doesn’t want. On New Year’s Eve, he leaves his current girlfriend and goes through Bucharest’s clubs in search of the former to win her back. A film about the unfulfilled wishes of the young generation and about how the obsession to escape one routine gives birth to another.

ESTRELLITA / ESTRELLITA - PESEM ZA DOMOV

(Slovenia-Germany-Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2007) by METOD PEVEC drama, 97 min, en subtitles After a sudden death of a violin virtuoso, the widow, Dora, discovers that he had been cheating on her for years. She decides to donate his violin to a talented music student Amir, who comes from a poor Bosnian family. But the valuable instrument attracts also Dora’s son Julian and the battle for the violin begins.

TIGERS IN THE CITY / TIGRE V MESTE

(Slovakia, 2012) by JURAJ KRASNOHORSKÝ 90 min, en subtitles

Three friends about to turn 30 with animal nicknames spend their free time in a bar in the zoo. Their lives are turned upside down when one of them decides to meet a radio presenter about whom he has been fantasizing for years. At the same time, a dangerous killer makes an appearance... An original and refreshing comedy set in the Slovak capital Bratislava.

WOMEN’S DAY / DZIEŃ KOBIET

(Poland, 2012) by MARIA SADOWSKA drama, 92 min, en subtitles

The film follows the story of Halina, single mother of a rebellious teenager, who has been promoted from cashier to store manager of a supermarket. This promotion will gradually change Halina’s life. However, she will have to pay a very high price for its benefits. Inspired by true events, Women’s Day is a rare example in Polish cinema of a socially engaged film. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR See p. 25 for Maria Sadowska’s biography

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Selection of short films from the “north” (CZ, SK, PL and Baltic states) (with free drinks and snacks)

Homo ciris

by Jana Mináriková (SK 2013, 23 min) A man who wanted to become a fish, and did it…

The Easter Crumble / Mazurek

by Julia Kolberger (PL 2013, 30 min) Easter breakfast turns into supper, while Urszula goes through the worst day of her life.

Window / Logs

by Una Rozenbauma (LV 2012, 15 min) At a manor house, a young woman entertains herself at a newcomer’s expense…

The Last Romeo / Viimane Romeo

by Moonika Siimets (ET 2013, 35 min) A contemporary, impossible love story made in Estonia.

Tereza Dratvová, Born 1989

by Adam Sedlák (CZ 2012, 16 min) An existential thriller shot in one take.

The Exhibition / Výstava

by Peter Begányi, Andrej Kolenčík (CZ 2013, 35 min) A bitter comedy about a provincial museum, where time seems to have stopped.

BKA 49-77

by Jan Pavlacký (CZ 2012, 21 min) Where everyone has a part of the responsibility, some have taken a bigger piece.

Echo

by Marcin Filipowicz (PL 2012, 20 min) After a longer absence the father unexpectedly comes back and takes his son on an excursion into a mysterious forest to teach him the basic skills each man must know in order to survive.

On Wednesdays / Trečiadieniais

by Ieva Javaitytė (LT 2011, 3 min) An old elegant lady doing seemingly ordinary shopping.

Come and taste a wide selection of typical dishes, as well as wines and beers from the countries participating in the festival. Buffet-style dinner. Please contact the Brasserie Le Neumünster directly to make a reservation. More info p. 8

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Who is that partisan hero saving Sarajevo, loved by all of the former Yugoslavia and about a billion Chinese people? Documentary about the Walter phenomenon as hors d’oeuvre before the original main dish.

WALTER / VALTER

(Serbia, 2012) by ANDREJ AĆIN documentary, 75 min, en subtitles In 1945 the forgotten Serbian WW II Hero, Walter, is killed while defending the occupied city of Sarajevo. In 1972 the actor Velimir Bata Živojinović changed the history of China by portraying Walter in a Yugoslav partisan movie. Myth. Legend. Hero. Who is Walter?

WALTER DEFENDS SARAJEVO / VALTER BRANI SARAJEVO (Yugoslavia, 1972) by HAJRUDIN KRVAVAC war drama, 132 min, en subtitles

This classic Yugoslavian war film tells the story of Walter, the heroic leader of a resistance group in Sarajevo during WWII. A movie with a cult status in the former Yugoslavia, as well as in China, seen by over a billion people so far.

THE GIRL FROM THE WARDROBE / DZIEWCZYNA Z SZAFY

(Poland, 2013) by BODO KOX drama, 90 min, en subtitles

A remarkable, unconventional story of the friendship of three young alienated people, locked in their own worlds. The Girl from the Wardrobe treats difficult subjects with humor – on the verge of drama and comedy, humorous and melodramatic at one time.

A LETTER TO DAD / PISMO ĆAĆI

(Croatia, 2012) by DAMIR ČUČIĆ documentary drama, 72 minutes, en subtitles A Letter to Dad is a film that is best described as a docudrama hybrid. It is based on real events but is structured like a live-action feature film. The central theme is the relationship between a particular father and son, or more precisely, their communication issues. The film won Golden Arena for the Best Croatian film of 2012 at Pula FF.

LORA FROM MORNING TILL EVENING / ЛОРА ОТ СУТРИН ДО ВЕЧЕР

(Bulgaria, 2011) by DIMITAR KOTZEV-SHOSHO comedy, 93 min, en subtitles

A roller-coaster day story starring famous Bulgarian pop and jazz singer Milenita (don’t miss her concert at CinEast’s closing event on 26 October, see p. 54) about friendship, magic dice and the headaches caused by dreams come true.

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MY DOG KILLER / MÔJ PES KILLER (Slovakia-Czech Republic, 2013) by MIRA FORNAY drama, 90 min, en subtitles

A one-day drama of eighteen-year-old Marek who lives near the SlovakMoravian border with his dad. He spends time with his racist pals but his only real friend is his dog Killer. Marek’s life is shaken up when he discovers the secret of his long-lost mother Marika. Main award at Rotterdam IFF.

IMAGINE

(Poland-France-Portugal, 2012) by ANDRZEJ JAKIMOWSKI drama, 105 min, in English Ian arrives at a Lisbon clinic for the visually impaired to teach blind patients navigational skills. The clinic’s international community greet his unorthodox methods with both anticipation and scepticism. In his opinion the imagination can replace the sight to a large extent. His methods, though effective, are not without risk…

DEATH OF A MAN IN BALKANS / SMRT ČOVEKA NA BALKANU (Serbia, 2012) by MIROSLAV MOMČILOVIĆ black comedy, 80 min, en subtitles

A lonely composer commits suicide in his apartment, leaving his webcam on. His neighbour Aca arrives on the scene and, as the first witness, decides to wait for the police. But as they are stuck in traffic, the neighbours pass the time as best they can, and eventually a wide variety of characters involved in the “case” make their way into the apartment. A truly “one shot” comedy.

THE BEAUTY EXCHANGE / ŽENY PRO MĚNY (Czech Republic, 2004) by ERIKA HNÍKOVÁ documentary, 77 min, en subtitles

A university student obsessed with skin-care products, a factory worker who has saved up for 20 years to get breast implants, a teenager who takes part in a modelling contest, and an overweight woman who will buy almost anything to lose weight, even a recording that pushes meditation as a slimming tool. A critical look at the relationship between women, beauty and the media. WITH DEBATE “Mirror, mirror on the wall...“ - debate on the influence of mass media on female body perception.

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CARTOONS AND ANIMATED FILMS WITH NO SPOKEN LANGUAGE (age 2+)

Come and join us together with your little ones for a relaxed afternoon in the company of the all-time favourite animated classics from our region, such as the cute dog Reksio and his friends, Krtek, the legendary mole loved by generations of children (and adults) not only in the former Eastern Bloc, or two adventurous brothers Bolek and Lolek, just to mention a few. Kids of all nationalities are most welcome and parents can enjoy some free time having coffee and cake.

BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT / CRNA MAČKA BELI MAČOR

(Yugoslavia-France-Germany, 1998) by EMIR KUSTURICA comedy, 127 min, en subtitles

Matko is a small time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17 years old son Zare. After a failed business deal, he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Ladybird, that he desperately wants to see get married so they strike a deal: Zare is to marry her. But none of the two care much for an arranged marriage: Zare is in love with Ida, Ladybird is waiting for the man of her dreams.

HIGWAY PATROL / DROGÓWKA (Poland, 2013) by WOJCIECH SMARZOWSKI drama, 118 min, en subtitles

A group of policemen from traffic department have to deal with a mysterious death of their colleague. Sergeant Król is the main suspect. Trying to prove his innocence, he uncovers a high-level corruption scheme.The film examines the police’s hermetic universe, drawing at the same time a very dark image of Warsaw. Seven days, seven sins and seven cirlces of hell?

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After its big success in 2012, the Baltic night returns with another hearty three course menu: an extraordinary cinematographic trip through time back to the URSS with Lithuanian basketball stars, a concert of the Estonian rock band Tanel Padar and the Sun and some of the best dance music served by Latvian DJs. tickets: 15/17/5 € (with/without festival pass/after 10.30)

THE OTHER DREAM TEAM (Lithuania-USA, 2012) by MARIUS A. MARKEVICIUS documentary, 90 min, in English

The Other Dream Team is the story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, which won bronze at the Barcelona Olympics and left an indelible mark on history books. The film documents the Lithuanians‘ experiences behind the Iron Curtain, where elite athletes were subjected to a brutal regime under Communist rule. As they hid from KGB agents and feared for their lives, Lithuania’s basketball stars always shared a common goal - to use their athletic gifts to help free their country.

TANEL PADAR AND THE SUN

ALISE GELZE vs. RIGA DISCO BLITZ

concert of a top Estonian rock band

DJ party (Latvia, club music)

Tanel Padar is one of the best-known and most popular Estonian singer-songwriters and so far the only Estonian to win the Eurovision song contest (2001). With his band, The Sun, Tanel Padar plays over 100 concerts each year and enjoy a massive following in his homeland and increasing interest in other Baltic States and Scandinavia. Their repertoire spans various styles: pop/hard/soft-rock, sweet (but out-there!) ballads, even a vigorous clash of metal and, of course, some good old rock’n’roll to please the dudes. Tanel Padar and The Sun have opened for Metallica, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper and many more and, with a respectable on-tour mileage on the dial, the band is considered to be one of the best live acts of all time in Estonia.

A bunch of Latvian DJ’s armed with the hottest international club music will take over after the gig and get you moving. Alise Ģelze, a film producer and renowned Riga DJ, will share some of her tasteful selections of bittersweet electronic pop music and the Luxembourg-based collective Riga Disco Blitz will add some funky disco, house and more to the mix.

The Baltic Night is supported by the Honorary Consuls of Estonia (Lex Thielen), Latvia (Henri Diederich) and Lithuania (Robert Wagener) in Luxembourg.

Organised in collaboration with the Luxembourgish Estonian Society, Luxembourg-Lettonie asbl and La communauté des lituaniens au Luxembourg asbl

PROGRAMME OF THE EVENING 19.00 Screening of the film The Other Dream Team 21.00 Tanel Padar and the Sun live in concert 23.00 DJs Alise Ģelze vs. Riga Disco Blitz

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SOME SECRETS / VÝLET (Czech Republic, 2002) by ALICE NELLIS comedy, 100 min, en subtitles

Somewhat dark and absurd road-movie comedy in which two family cars set out on the road to cross the Czech Republic to fulfill the father’s last wish. Everybody believes it is going to be just another mundane family trip. But as soon as they leave the town, a boring family trip slowly starts to change into probably the most important two days of their lives.

TANGO ABRAZOS / VAJE V OBJEMU (Slovenia, 2012) by METOD PEVEC drama/comedy, 89 min, en subtitles

When two seemingly happily settled couples enrol in a dance school for tango – a dance that symbolises passion and desire – their relationships are put to the test. It turns out that the four protagonists are “physically” better matched in the opposite combinations. This surprising dance harmony and spontaneity kindles the first feelings of jealousy. The two men begin to treat the lessons much more enthusiastically than expected and their female counterparts try to be more pleasant and appealing than would be necessary for their own partners. They begin to take a dangerous interest in each other and the situation escalates when they decide to spend New Year’s Eve together... The film Tango Abrazos won three Vesna awards (Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress) at the Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož in 2012.

EVIL / ZLO

(Slovakia, 2012) by PETER BEBJAK horror, 80 min, en subtitles Videos about paranormal activities running out of control... Everything that happens in the house at first seems to the protagonists like a bad joke, but they quickly realize that evil exists and is ever closer and stronger. The fight for their lives has begun. A Slovak urban answer to the Blair Witch Project.

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Three animated films to fill your Sunday with imagination and colours. Screening for children from the age of 5 years

D’LOTTI VU BASTELDUERF / LOTTE FROM GADGETVILLE / LEIUTAJATEKÜLA LOTTE

(Estonia-Latvia 2006) by JANNO PÕLDMA & HEIKI ERNITS animation, 81 min, in Luxembourgish Lotte is a lively and joyful girl-dog living somewhere on the seashore. The inhabitants of her village all invent simple machines and the yearly invention contest is the most important day in their calendar. One of the most famous inventors is Lotte’s father Oskar, but he has to compete with his rival Adalbert the rabbit and, together with Lotte, help the Japanese judo assistant Susumu the bee.

LISA LIMONE & MAROC ORANGE: A RAPID LOVE STORY

(Estonia, 2013) by MAIT LAAS animation, 72 min, sung in various languages with en subtitles The story of impossible love between orange boy Maroc, a singing boat refugee, and lemon girl Lisa, who collects singing seashells and dreams about love. Maroc is the brave hero-type, bound by prejudice and poverty. Lisa is the daughter of a rich businessman and tomato ketchup plantation owner. A fruitier version of Romeo and Juliet presented in the form of an animated opera (2D version). IN THE PRESENCE OF THE SCRIPTWRITER Kati Kovács (1963 in Helsinki) has published many graphic novels that have been translated into Swedish, Hungarian, French and German. Her work is characterized by themes like longing for freedom and a hunger for life, and by an uplifting sensuality and warm, satirical humour. She has won several awards, including the Sarjakuva Finlandia Prize (2011) for her book “Who’s Afraid of Nenian Ahnav?”. Being the artist and co-scriptwriter for Lisa Limone is her first encounter with the movie world.

THE CONGRESS

(Germany-Israel-Poland-France-Belgium-Luxembourg, 2013) by ARI FOLMAN drama, 120 min, in English with fr/nl subtitles Tnspired by Stanislaw Lem’s novel, The Congress features Robin Wright, who gets an offer to sell her cinematic identity: she‘ll be digitally scanned and sampled so that her alias can be used with no restrictions. By locating the film’s action in the centre of the entertainment business, Folman added a new dimension to what once was an allegory of the communist era in Lem’s novel. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE PRODUCERS In collaboration with Paul Thiltges Distributions.

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THE LAST BLACK SEA PIRATES /

ПОСЛЕДНИТЕ ЧЕРНОМОРСКИ ПИРАТИ

(Bulgaria, 2013) by SVETOSLAV STOYANOV documentary, 72 min, en subtitles

This is a modern pirate story complete with a captain, a motley bunch of homeless outcasts, a princess, her wedding dress and untold riches. Captain Jack, an ex-con himself, together with his crew, is determined to find the hidden treasure at all costs. But his hopes of wealth and glory are threatened by the announcement of plans to build a new tourist resort by the Black Sea. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE PRODUCER

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MARTICHKA BOZHILOVA is a Bulgarian producer (Agitprop production house) but also a lecturer at various European workshops and events in the field of documentary cinema, official ambassador of the European Documentary Network (EDN) in Bulgaria and co-founder and director of Balkan Documentary Center. She focuses on producing creative documentaries with an international potential and a strong author’s style.

MOTHER I LOVE YOU / MAMMU, ES TEVI MĪLU (Latvia, 2013) by JĀNIS NORDS drama, 83 min, en subtitles

12-year-old Raimonds tries to cover up a bad note at school and starts a spiral of lies, which spins out of control. He has to venture into Riga’s thrilling nightlife to save his saxophone, his friendship and his face in front of his mother. An exciting and realistic “coming of age” story about the love and complexities between a child and his mother and the healing power of truth. Generation KPlus Grand Prix for Best Feature Film at Berlinale 2013 and, among other prizes, Best Feature at Los Angeles FF 2013. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE PRODUCER

ALISE GELZE (1980) is a Latvian film producer and co-owner of the production company Tasse Film (Riga). She started with producing numerous commercials for Film Angels Studio where she also produced her first feature film Vogelfrei in 2007. With Tanka she has produced several short films and also the film Return of Sergeant Lapins (screened at CinEast 2012). Mother I Love You is her most successful film so far. Alise is also active as a DJ and at CinEast she will also perform at the Baltic Night at Melusina on 19 October.

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One of the oldest in Europe, internationally renowned Łódź Film School is celebrating this year its 65th anniversary. On this occasion, a special retrospective is dedicated to the best short films directed by the School’s most prominent graduates (including Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Andrzej Wajda) as well as to more recent, award winning student films.

Selection of the best short films produced at the Łódź Film School

During the 20 minute break between the two blocks drinks and snacks will be served.

PROGRAMME OF THE EVENING THEN: When You Are Asleep (A. Wajda 1953), Two Men with a Wardrobe (R. Polański 1958), Conflicts (D. Szczechura 1960), Holden (K. Zanussi 1961), Kirk Douglas (M. Piwowski 1966), The Office (K. Kieslowski 1966), Square (Z. Rybczyński 1972), With Hands Up (M. Panov 1985) NOW: The Birth of the Nation (K. Polak 2001), Nice To See You (J. Komasa 2004), Charcoal Burners (P. Złotorowicz 2010), Frozen Stories (G. Jaroszuk 2011), Ab Ovo (A. Kwiatkowska-Naqvi 2012) With the support of:

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OF SNAILS AND MEN / DESPRE OAMENI ȘI MELCI (Romania-France, 2012) by TUDOR GIURGIU comedy, 93 min, en subtitles

George Petrescu, the union leader in a state-owned car factory looks for ways to save the factory from privatisation. An advertisement on TV for a sperm bank in Bucharest paying 50 dollars for each donation gives him an idea to save the plant and his co-workers’ jobs. If 1000 of the youngest workers sold their sperm for a week, they could raise enough money to buy the plant and the license for a new engine. Of Snails and Men is a dramatic comedy that reminds you to never lose hope and use all your resources. The most popular Romanian comedy in 2012.

AFTERMATH / POKŁOSIE

(Poland-Netherlands-Russia-Slovakia, 2012) by WŁADYSŁAW PASIKOWSKI thriller, 104 min, en subtitles Twenty years after leaving Poland, Franciszek comes back to his village, where his younger brother Józef lives. Together they discover a dark secret from the past, which will leave a tragic mark on their life. Aftermath refers to the Jedwabne pogrom – a massacre of Polish Jews in 1941. Dealing with national taboo, the film provoked strong reactions on its release in Poland. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE PRODUCER

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DARIUSZ JABŁOŃSKI (1961) is a film director and producer. He was the 1st assistant director on Kieslowski’s Decalogue. Initiator of the Polish Film Awards and founder of the Independent Film Foundation, promoting Polish film in Poland and abroad. Member of the European Producers Club and the European Film Academy, he is one of the leading independent producers in Poland.

THE OTHER DREAM TEAM / KITA SVAJONIŲ KOMANDA (Lithuania-USA, 2012) by MARIUS MARKEVICIUS documentary, 90 min, in English

The Other Dream Team is the story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, which won bronze at the Barcelona Olympics and left an indelible mark on history books. The film documents the Lithuanians‘ experiences behind the Iron Curtain, where elite athletes were subjected to a brutal regime under Communist rule. As they hid from KGB agents and feared for their lives, Lithuania’s basketball stars always shared a common goal - to use their athletic gifts to help free their country.

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They are coming to help... or... are they? A syringe-fuelled black humour comedy and a critical real-life documentary (a Cannes favourite) soaked with sirens and white coats.

HEAVENLY SHIFT / ISTENI MŰSZAK

(Hungary, 2013) by MÁRK BODZSÁR, black comedy, 100 min, en subtitles Milán, half Serbian, half Hungarian, deserts the Croatian army in 1992 and flees to Hungary. He gets a job with the Hungarian paramedics, where he soon realises that his companions choose which patients to save a selection from the patients and discovers that there is a business side to the illegal euthanasia taking place in the back of their ambulance. A brand new black humour treat. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR With the support of Balassi Institute Brussels. Márk Bodzsár (1983) GRADUATED FROM BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF THEATER, FILM AND Television (Directing, Screenwriting and Film Aesthetics) and collected the Simó Sándor Award for the best diploma film for Bloody Mary in 2007. He has directed the episode To Breathe In of the omnibus film East Side Stories, which won first prize at the 9th Kamera Hungária in the drama category. Heavenly Shift is his first feature project premiered at Warsaw IFF only days before the screenings at CinEast.

SOFIA’S LAST AMBULANCE /

ПОСЛЕДНАТА ЛИНЕЙКА НА СОФИЯ (Bulgaria-Sweden, 2012) by ILIAN METEV documentary, 75 min, en subtitles

This is a film about the regular working day of Dr. Krassi Yordanov, nurse Mila and driver Plamen, a team working in an ambulance in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Struggling against an avalanche of absurdities in a crumbling medical system and scarcely earning enough to make a living, these three are simply trying to do what they do best – save livesl.

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TZVETANKA / ЦВЕТАНКА

(Bulgaria-Sweden, 2012) by YOULIAN TABAKOV documentary, 66 min, en subtitles

Born into a wealthy family, Tzvetanka passionately dreamed of becoming an actress as a child, but the history of her country completely changed her destiny. Director Youlian Tabakov’s debut documentary Tzvetanka is the story of a woman who has outlived the three epochs. Her life represents and reflects the stories of many others, of the society and the country itself. See p. 40 for Martichka Bozhilova’s biography. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE PRODUCER

THE GAMBLER / LOŠĖJAS (Lithuania-Latvia, 2013) by IGNAS JONYNAS drama, 109 min, en subtitles

Paramedic Vincentas is a passionate gambler, who is forced to make radical decisions to repay his debts. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. The medic’s colleagues become betting agents, while Vincentas takes control of its bank and starts a passionate relationship with his colleague Ieva. Soon enough he is going to have to make a fateful choice – the game or love. The first Lithuanian and Latvian co-production ever, premiered in San Sebastian this September.

HIGHWAY PATROL / DROGÓWKA (Poland, 2013) by WOJCIECH SMARZOWSKI drama, 118 min, en subtitles

A group of policemen from traffic department have to deal with a mysterious death of their colleague. Sergeant Król is the main suspect. Trying to prove his innocence, he uncovers a high-level corruption scheme.The film examines the police’s hermetic universe, drawing at the same time a very dark image of Warsaw. Seven days, seven sins and seven cirlces of hell?

Come and taste a wide selection of typical dishes, as well as wines and beers from the countries participating in the festival. Buffet-style dinner. Please contact the Brasserie Le Neumünster directly to make a reservation. More info p. 8

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MOTHER I LOVE YOU / MAMMU, ES TEVI MĪLU (Latvia, 2013) by JĀNIS NORDS, drama, 83 min, en subtitles

12-year-old Raimonds tries to cover up a bad note at school and starts a spiral of lies, which spins out of control. He has to venture into Riga’s thrilling night-life to save his saxophone, his friendship and his face in front of his mother. An exciting and realistic “coming of age” story about the love and complexities between a child and his mother and the healing power of truth. Generation KPlus Grand Prix for Best Feature Film at Berlinale 2013 and, among other prizes, Best Feature at Los Angeles FF 2013.

AGLAYA / AGLAJA

(Hungary, 2012) by KRISZTINA DEÁK, drama, 116 min, en subtitles A Hungarian-Romanian family of circus artists escapes from the Ceausescu dictatorship in Romania to the West in the early 1980s. The mother invents a special act: she hangs by her hair from the circus dome. Her daughter Aglaya has to grow up with constant fear of losing her mother, only to become “The Woman with Hair of Steel” herself. A story of a refugee circus family, their enforced interdependence, their eventual break-up and the joy and curse of belonging together - all seen from the viewpoint of the young Aglaya.

HONEYMOON / LÍBÁNKY

(Czech Republic, 2013) by JAN HŘEBEJK psychological drama, 98 min, en subtitles An intimate drama about buried secrets and the possibility of forgiveness which takes place over a couple of days during a wedding. Tereza, the fragile, pregnant bride, thinks the world of Radim, her husband-to-be. But an unexpected and uninvited wedding guest makes her revaluate the meaning of her vow to stay with her husband “for better or worse”. WITH THE PRODUCER MICHAL KOLLÁR is a Slovak producer and co-founder of Fog’n’Desire Films production company. Among the films he produced: The Great Thaw by Viktor Tauš, The House by Zuzana Liová (in competition at CinEast 2011), The Gypsy Vote by Jaroslav Vojtek, August Fools by Taru Mäkelä or Clownwise by V. Tauš.

IMAGINE

(Poland-France-Portugal, 2012) by ANDRZEJ JAKIMOWSKI drama, 105 min, in English Ian arrives at a Lisbon clinic for the visually impaired to teach blind patients navigational skills. The clinic’s international community greet his unorthodox methods with both anticipation and scepticism. In his opinion the imagination can replace the sight to a large extent. His methods, though effective, are not without risk…

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CHILD’S POSE / POZIȚIA COPILULUI (Romania, 2013) by CĂLIN PETER NETZER drama, 112 min, en subtitles

Cornelia is 60 years old and deeply unhappy: her son Barbu strives to be independent and he avoids her. When Cornelia finds out that Barbu was involved in a tragic accident, her maternal instincts take control. She makes use of all her capabilities, her well-connected friends and her money to save her son who faces a heavy prison sentence. In exchange, Cornelia expects Barbu to become again the dependent child he used to be. The border between maternal love and manipulation is very thin though. A dramatic and suffocating story about the pathologic relationship between a dominant mother and her spoilt son. Golden Bear at Berlinale 2013. IN THE PRESENCE OF A SPECIAL GUEST With the support of

ILINCA GOIA (1969) is a Romanian actor, whose acting debut is linked to the most prestigious Romanian student theatre company, Podul (The Attic). After graduating from the National University of Theatre and Film in 1992, she attended the courses of the “Old Globe” University in San Diego and performed both in San Diego, but also on Romanian stages, working with prestigious theatre directors such as Noel Craig, Elliot Swift and Andrei Serban. Her performance in Todd Salovey’s Dybbuk was highly praised by the Critics Board and obtained a Drama-Logue award. Although she has mainly performed and specialized in theatre, Ilinca also starred in various TV productions and in feature films.

ESTRELLITA / ESTRELLITA - PESEM ZA DOMOV

(Slovenia-Germany-Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2007) by METOD PEVEC drama, 97 min, en subtitles After a sudden death of a violin virtuoso, the widow, Dora, discovers that he had been cheating on her for years. She decides to donate his violin to a talented music student Amir, who comes from a poor Bosnian family. But the valuable instrument attracts also Dora’s son Julian and the battle for the violin begins.

WALESA. MAN OF HOPE / WAŁĘSA. CZŁOWIEK Z NADZIEI

(Poland, 2013) by ANDRZEJ WAJDA, biopic, 127’, en subtitles

How was it possible for one person to change the world so dramatically? It is as much a political as a psychological question. Wajda, intruding into a private, even intimate sphere of the trade union’s leader, attempts to capture the phenomenon of this incredible metamorphosis: from a simple worker, focused on his dayto-day duties, into a charismatic leader. Historical perspective, combined with a dynamic story of daily life in the Polish People’s Republic, should help comprehend the phenomenon of the transformations that took place at that time..

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A spectacularly diverse selection of short animations

In vino veritas

by Aneta Kýrová Žabková (CZ 2012, 10 min) What could happen when three girlfriends meet after 25 years?

Guilt / Kalté

by Reda Tomingas (LT 2013, 5min) A story of a lonely fox who doesn’t want to be bothered by anyone.

Boles by Špela Čadež (SI/DE 2013, 12 min)

An extraordinary meeting between two extraordinary people, based on Her Lover by Maksim Gorky.

Choir Tour / Kora turneja

by Edmunds Jansons (LV 2012, 5 min) A famous boys’ choir breaks away from their conductor while on tour in Seoul and causes mayhem in the hotel.

Ziegenort

by Tomasz Popakul (PL 2013, 19 min) An intriguing coming off age graphic animation.

The Kiosk

by Anete Melece (LV/CH 2013, 7 min) The kiosk is Olga‘s little home, simply because she’s become bigger than the exit. One day, she sets off on a journey.

Toto

by Zbigniew Czapla (PL 2013, 12 min) A universal story about naiveté and irreversibly lost infant dreams.

Fly Mill / Kärbeste Veski

by Anu-Laura Tuttelberg (ET 2012, 7 min) Miller living in a watermill. He bakes daily bread and raises ducklings that he wishes one day to set free.

Snow / Sneh

by Ivana Sebestova (SK 2013, 18 min) A woman awaits her love, while a man seeks the perfect snowflake in distant lands.

M.O

by Jakub Kouřil (CZ 2012, 7 min) A lonely old lady orders a mechanical grandpa to spice-up her life.

Breakfast on the grass / Eine Mural by Erik Alunurm & et al. 4 min) It takes 99% hard work and 1% talent to create a masterpiece!

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Pandas / Pandy

by Matus Vizar (SK/CZ 2013, 12 min) Pandas as you’ve never seen them before.

Outside / Užribis

by Greta Stanciauskaite (LT 2012, 8 min) A man’s philosophical journey – contemplation on the relationship between society and individual.

Rabbit and Deer / Nyuszi és őz

by Peter Vacz (HU 2012, 17 min) Rabbit and Deer live happily and carelessly until their friendship is put to the test. “Carte Blanche” for Paul Thiltges Paul Thiltges, a Luxembourg-based renowned producer (Megacities, Kirikou and the Sorceress), President of the Luxembourg Audiovisual Producers Union, will present some of his favourite short animations, mainly from the Eastern European countries..

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A tiny section of the Place d’Armes in the centre of Luxembourg city is named Square Jan Palach. But who was Jan Palach?

BURNING BUSH / HOŘÍCÍ KEŘ (Czech Republic-Poland, 2013) by AGNIESZKA HOLLAND drama, 3x80 min, en subtitles

An exceptional three-part drama series directed by the famous Polish director Agnieszka Holland about the turbulent historical period in Prague of 1969. A story of the political intrigue and fight for justice and freedom in communist Czechoslovakia following the self-sacrifice of Jan Palach, a young student who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation, and the legal efforts of his family and a brave young lawyer Dagmar Burešová to clear his name in the face of the oppressive Communist propaganda machine. Premiered at Rotterdam IFF 2013. 3 X 80 MINUTES WITH SNACKS AND DRINKS SERVED DURING THE BREAKS.

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With the support of the association Amitiés tchèque et slovaque Luxembourg.

REGINA

(Hungary-Germany-UK, 2013) by DIANA GROÓ, documentary, 66 min, en subtitles Diana Groó’s documentary tells the story of Regina Jonas (19021944), a strong woman who made history by becoming the first properly ordained woman rabbi in the world. Through graceful and poetic use of archival footage, Diana Groó brings us a story of a woman who felt that she was born to be a rabbi and had known it from the time she was a little girl. But a woman wasn’t able to be a rabbi according to the laws of Jewish religion. FOLLOWED BY A DEBATE Followed by a debate on the role of women in Jewish community today and in the past.

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Selection of short films from the “south” (BG, HU, KV, MK, RO, RS & SI) (with free drinks and snacks)

Pride / ЧЕСТ

by Pavel G. Vesnakov (BG/DE 2013, 30 min) A man of habit confronts a world of transition in his own kitchen.

At Home / Kod kuće by Nenad Mikalački (RS 2011, 19 min) Wherever I am, that is my home. I am my own home.

Soft Rain / Lágy Eső by Dénes Nagy (HU 2013, 28 min) A coming-of-age story placed in rural Hungary.

My Guide / Újratervezés by Barnabás Tóth (HU 2013, 12 min)

An elderly couple stuck in traffic. The wife chitchats, warns and controls while the husband grumbles or explodes.

Column / Kolona by Ujkan Hysaj (KV 2012, 22 min)

War. Kosovo 1999. Adem finds himself facing a very difficult decision.

The Ditch / Santul

by Adrian Silisteanu (RO 2012, 18 min) On a hot summer day, Vasile refuses to accompany his wife to a religious ceremony and finds a good excuse: he has to finish a ditch... Film kindly provided by NexT festival

Amelia by Blaž Završnik (SI 2012, 19 min)

A teenage girl joins organized beggars on a trail for a better life, but when the group starts their vagrant journey in Slovenia, she struggles whether or not to accept the questionable rules of the game.

To Guard a Mountain / Å vokte fjellet by Izer Aliu (MK 2012, 25 min)

The only yearning 12-year-old Isa has is for his father to perceive him as a man – and men don’t cry.

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LITTLE GIRL BLUE / TAJNOSTI (Czech Republic- Slovakia, 2007) by ALICE NELLIS drama, 95 min, en subtitles

Julie, middle-aged wife of a successful businessman and mother of a teenage daughter, has no reason to complain about her comfortable, stress-free life. But is that happiness? An impulsive decision to buy a piano to bring new energy into her life unfolds colourful adventures on one day in which everything turns upside down. A story about confronting one’s reality and giving ourselves an opportunity to start afresh. With the world famous alternative musician Iva Bittová in the main role.

THE ARBITER

(Estonia-Sweden-United Kingdom, 2013) by Kadri Kôusaar drama, 100 min, in English After breaking up with his girlfriend, Cambridge scientist John sets off on a journey through the English countryside with his daughter Ronja. Experimenting with his radical theories on how to make the world a better place, he starts to see himself as an arbiter deciding on other people’s lives. Murder. Elimination. Cleansing... all justifiable in the mind of a modern day European Psycho. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR

Kadri Kõusaar (1980) is an Estonian writer and director. She has published three bestselling novels, worked as a radio-DJ and TV-host, has a degree in Spanish. Her debut feature Magnus (2007), about a father trying to help his suicidal son, was the first Estonian film ever included in the official selection of Cannes festival and won main awards at Wiesbaden’s GoEast and Prague’s Febiofest. The Arbiter is Kadri’s second feature that premiered in the East of the West programme at Karlovy Vary IFF in July 2013.

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THE GAMBLER / LOŠĖJAS (Lithuania-Latvia, 2013) by IGNAS JONYNAS drama, 109 min, en subtitles

Paramedic Vincentas is a passionate gambler, who is forced to make radical decisions to repay his debts. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. The medic’s colleagues become betting agents, while Vincentas takes control of its bank and starts a passionate relationship with his colleague Ieva. Soon enough he is going to have to make a fateful choice – the game or love.

AGLAYA / AGLAJA

(Hungary, 2012) by KRISZTINA DEÁK drama, 116 min, en subtitles A Hungarian-Romanian family of circus artists escapes from the Ceausescu dictatorship in Romania to the West in the early 1980s. The mother invents a special act: she hangs by her hair from the circus dome. Her daughter Aglaya has to grow up with constant fear of losing her mother, only to become “The Woman with Hair of Steel” herself. A story of a refugee circus family, their enforced interdependence, their eventual break-up and the joy and curse of belonging together - all seen from the viewpoint of the young Aglaya.

FLYING BLIND / FLYING BLIND (United Kingdom, 2012) by KATARZYNA KLIMKIEWICZ drama, 88 min, in English

Frankie is a successful aerospace engineer designing drones for the military. She meets Kahil, a French-Algerian student. They embark on a passionate affair and for the first time in her life Frankie utterly loses control. Trying to discover the truth, she finds herself in a world marked by suspicion and accusation, a post 9/11 reality. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR See next page for biography of the guest

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SOFIA’S LAST AMBULANCE /

ПОСЛЕДНАТА ЛИНЕЙКА НА СОФИЯ

(Bulgaria-Sweden, 2012) by ILIAN METEV, documentary, 75 min, en subtitles

This is a film about the regular working day of Dr. Krassi Yordanov, nurse Mila and driver Plamen, a team working in an ambulance in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Struggling against an avalanche of absurdities in a crumbling medical system and scarcely earning enough to make a living, these three are simply trying to do what they do best – save lives.

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FLYING BLIND / FLYING BLIND (United Kingdom, 2012) by KATARZYNA KLIMKIEWICZ drama, 88 min, in English

Frankie is a successful aerospace engineer designing drones for the military. She meets Kahil, a French-Algerian student. They embark on a passionate affair and for the first time in her life Frankie utterly loses control. Trying to discover the truth, she finds herself in a world marked by suspicion and accusation, a post 9/11 reality. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR

KATARZYNA KLIMKIEWICZ (1977) is a graduate of the Polish Film School in Lodz and an alumna of the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam. She is also president of Young Polish Filmmakers Association FILM 1,2, in connection with which she has been highly active politically to improve funding for emerging filmmakers. She is also a member of the European Film Academy and an assessor for the Polish Film Institute. Her short film HanoiWarszawa (screened at CinEast 2011) won numerous awards and was voted the Best Short of 2010 by the European Film Academy. Flying Blind is her debut feature film.

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MILENITA A true Girl Power night, reflecting the main festival theme “Women’s Stories”, kicks off with a screening of the Bulgarian comedy Lora From Morning Till Evening starring... Milenita! The Bulgarian pop star Milenita herself then takes the stage with her Funky Miracle Band and when you finally let her go, you’ll carry on dancing to club music mixed by DJ Mozayka. tickets 15/17/5 € (presale/door/after 22.30) Eastern European food and drinks available!

LORA FROM MORNING TILL EVENING / ЛОРА ОТ СУТРИН ДО ВЕЧЕР

(Bulgaria, 2011) by DIMITAR KOTZEV - SHOSHO comedy, 93 min, en subtitles Starring Milena Nikolova (=Milenita), Lora From Morning Till Evening tells the story of a one day adventure in a big city. A young woman finds packages which contain two mysterious dice and becomes the subject of a chase. During one roller-coaster day Lora will try to decipher the mystery of the magic dice. A film about friendship, magic moments and the headaches caused by dreams come true..

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MILENITA & THE FUNKY MIRACLE BAND Bulgarian pop icon live in concert

Milenita is one of the rare Bulgarian women singers writing her own music and lyrics. Her style is difficult to frame – cool retro, funky jazz, upbeat electro, noncommercial pop, with a velvet feminine touch. Having grown up in Spain and Mexico, Milenita often sings in Spanish, as well as in Bulgarian, English and even Serbian. Fresh and original, Milenita is irresistibly charming! She became popular in Bulgaria with her hit song “Black Cats” and has released two albums so far: Do it Again (2005) and Gato (2010). The third one is on its way!

DJ MOZAYKA PROGRAMME OF THE EVENING

19.00: Screening of the film Lora From Morning Till Evening 21.00: Milenita & The Funky Miracle Band live 23.00: DJ party by DJ Mozayka

The Luxembourg-based DJ, who used to play music on the Radio Bez Kitu (a radio station in Poland) as well as Fúzió Radio (Hungary), will deliver a soulful mix of club tunes with a unique female touch. Organised in collaboration with Gaida Club, polska.lu and Ancien Cinéma.

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IN THE NAME OF / W IMIĘ

(Poland, 2013) by MAŁGORZATA SZUMOWSKA drama, 101 min, en subtitles

Father Adam takes over a small parish in the middle of nowhere. He organises a community centre for boys with troubled pasts. His energy is appreciated and the locals accept him as one of their own. Everybody wants to be close to him, feeding off of his vitality and power, but no one knows he harbours his own secret. After meeting an eccentric and silent young man, a local pariah, Father Adams is forced to confront a long forgotten burden and passion. As the villagers’ worst suspicions are confirmed, Father Adam becomes the obvious enemy. An intimate drama set in a Catholic community by the director of Elles and 33 Scenes from Life.

BEFORE TONIGHT IS OVER / KÝM SA SKONČÍ TÁTO NOC (Czechoslovakia, 1965) by PETER SOLAN comedy, 91 min, en subtitles

Two female clerks using up their savings to enjoy a few days of carefree life, two plumbers looking for an erotic adventure, a building contractor determined to drink away all the wages of his workers and a former major who became an alcoholic due to political persecution – these people meet in a ski resort bar somewhere in the High Tatras. During the course of one night they gradually reveal theunfulfilled dreams, illusions and disappointments of “average” people of those times. A not so well-known classic of the Czechoslovak New Wave in a newly restored version.

CINÉAST MEETS CINÉLUNATIQUE

SWEET MOVIE

(Canada-France-Germany, 1974) by DUŠAN MAKAVEJEV avantgarde comedy/drama, 98 min, fr version with en subtitles One of the most daring avant-garde films of the 1970s by the Yugoslavian enfant terrible Dušan Makavejev follows two women characters: a Canadian beauty queen and a female captain of a ship decorated with a massive head of Karl Marx. Bizarre, obscene, madly imaginative and provocative, this film is a visual definition of the word “controversial”.

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CINÉAST MEETS CINÉMA PARADISO Screening for children from the age of 5

LOTTE UND DAS GEHEIMNIS DER MONDSTEINE / LOTTE AND THE MOONSTONE SECRET / LOTTE JA KUUKIVI SALADUS (Estonia-Latvia, 2011) by JANNO PÕLDMA & HEIKI ERNITS animation, 75 min, in German

Light, but not lightweight, charming but not silly, genuinely funny both in terms of visuals and dialogue, the ideas and situations stem.

HEAVENLY SHIFT / ISTENI MŰSZAK (Hungary, 2013) by Márk Bodzsár black comedy, 100 min, en subtitles

Milán, half Serbian, half Hungarian, deserts the Croatian army in 1992 and flees to Hungary. He gets a job with the Hungarian paramedics, where he soon realises that his companions choose which patients to save a selection from the patients and discovers that there is a business side to the illegal euthanasia taking place in the back of their ambulance. A brand new black humour treat.

TION GRAND PRIX WINNER REPETI Grand Prix of CinEast 2013

Repetition of the film awarded the mony on 25 October. announced during the Awards cere With Charity Project finale ils. deta Check the festival website for selling photos from the exhibi(counting your contributions and tion “Women’s Stories”).

Last year, your contributions enabled specialised “clown-doctors” to visit and cheer up 1200 seriously ill children in Croatian hospitals. This is something you can truly feel good about! Thank you once again!

CHARITY PROJECT

As “Women’s Stories” is the focus of this year´s edition, we approached a Czech NGO “ROSA” specialising in helping women (and their children) who have been victims of domestic violence. Among other activities, this NGO runs a shelter catering for women with limited means who seek immediate refuge after taking one the most difficult decisions of their life – finally leaving their own home to protect themselves from unbearable violence. Please help us support this NGO in their efforts to purchase and install security doors for this shelter to allow the victims feel 100% safe from the violators and gradually find the strength to start anew. You can put your donations in one of our piggy banks which you will find in the main festival venues. They will be publicly smashed and your donations counted by volunteers present at the Cinémathèque for the last festival screening (27/10). You will also be able to support the project by purchasing the photos from the “Women’s Stories” exhibition (see www.cineast.lu for details). The donations will immediately be forwarded to this NGO.

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