CinEast 2021

14th Central and Eastern European Film Festival

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CinEast 2021

The CinEast festival returns in October with the 14th edition packed with a wide selection of fresh films from 20 post-communist countries, as well as musical events, exhibitions, debates and special evenings. The festival will present a special Focus on Slovenia and the thematic cycle `Dreams of Escape". Besides hosting the festival's Opening ceremony, Neimënster will offer numerous screenings of fiction and documentary feature films, three short films marathons and the Kids Show for the youngest cinema-lovers. Festival-goers will also be able to meet several guests, see the photography exhibition `Dreams of Escape" dedicated to the theme (Cloître Lucien Wercollier) and enjoy a special CinEast Apéro Jazz concert with Kuba Wiecek Trio.

  • CinEast

    CinémaEN: The CinEast festival returns in October with the 14th edition packed with a wide selection of fresh films from 20 post-communist countries, as well as musical events, exhibitions, debates and special evenings. The festival will present a speci... suite

  • Opening Film - HIVE / Zgjoi

    CinémaEN: Fahrije, a widow in post-war Kosovo, has an ambition to set up her own small ajvar production business. The traditional patriarchal village community does not approve. Drawing strength from its simple storytelling and from a powerful central p... suite

  • Dreams of Escape

    Exposition photographiqueEN: The starting point for the photographic exhibition ‘Dreams of Escape’ is the feeling of being enclosed. After more than one year of lockdown, most of us feel an almost vital need to escape.  We dreamed for a long time of being able t... suite

  • Grandma goes south / Babica gre na jug

    CinémaEN: Grandma Goes South follows the crazy hip Grandma Sara on her adventures after she cuts loose from the retirement home where her greedy relatives put her. This entertaining road movie comedy classic is the first Slovenian feature film produced... suite

  • Wild Slovenia / Divja Slovenija

    CinémaEN:Slovenia's natural treasures caught on film as never before. The rich and diverse animal world of the five distinctive ecosystems - the Alpine peaks, the Dinaric forests, the Pannonian plains, the Adriatic Sea and the underground caves of the K... suite

  • HIVE / Zgjoi

    CinémaEN: Fahrije, a widow in post-war Kosovo, has an ambition to set up her own small ajvar production business. The traditional patriarchal village community does not approve. Drawing strength from its simple storytelling and from a powerful central p... suite

  • Short fiction films marathon - South

    CinémaEN: A selection of short fiction films from Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. suite

  • CinEast - Short fiction films marathon

    CinémaEN: A selection of short animated films from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, North Macedonia and Poland. suite

  • CinEast - A new shift / Nová sichta

    CinémaEN: Tomás is a miner, accustomed to his daily routine of work-pub-bed. Then, the mine where he has worked for over 20 years closes. He does not give up though and takes a retraining course to become a computer programmer and restart his life.Fille... suite

  • CinEast - Mia misses her revenge / Mia îsi rateaza razbunarea

    CinémaEN: After a slap by her jealous boyfriend, Mia moves back in with her mom. Against all advice, she decides to make a sex tape to send to her ex. She just needs to find a man to agree to her plan... In the process, Mia's own views on feminism, ster... suite

  • CinEast - The balcony movie / Film balkonowy

    CinémaEN: An observational documentary composed of conversations that the director holds with passers-by in the street under his Warsaw apartment. Each story is unique and focuses on how we try to cope with life as individuals. The stories create a port... suite

  • CinEast - Antigone how dare we! / Antigona - kako si drznemo!

    CinémaEN: Who is the Antigone of today? Does she represent the populists and fundamentalists, or those who oppose them? Based on the interpretation by the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek and using motifs from his play `The Triple Life of Antigone&quo... suite

  • CinEast - As far as possible

    CinémaEN: Coming from a big German city, Michel wants to settle down in a remote Ukrainian village in the Carpathian mountains and take care of rare, endangered animals - water buffalo. Reverse migrating, this 30-something-year-old is consciously choosi... suite

  • CinEast - The last generation / Ostatnie pokolenie

    CinémaEN: Janka wakes up every day thinking about the end of the world. She belongs to the last generation that can reduce the effects of the climate catastrophe. This burden pushes Janka into taking radical action. A fascinating portrait of a determine... suite

  • CinEast - Kids Show

    CinémaEn: The traditional Kids Show screening at Neimënster invites children from the age of 2, as well as their parents, to spend a pleasant afternoon in the company of animated heroes created in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Childr... suite

  • CinEast - #dogpoopgirl

    CinémaEN: A woman's dog throws up on the Bucharest metro. The incident is filmed, the video goes viral, and chaos ensues. Targeting the ills that afflict our networked society (cybershaming, the hunger for 15 minutes of fame or the appeal of kitsch on t... suite

  • CinEast - The amateurs/ Amatorzy

    CinémaEN: The film follows a theatre group made up of intellectually disabled people passionate about acting when it gets an opportunity to stage a play in a real theatre alongside professional actors. However, things get complicated when the director o... suite

  • Kuba Wiecek Trio

    ConcertEN: Despite his young age, the saxophonist and composer Kuba Wiecek is currently one of the most recognised jazz musicians in Poland. Winner of many awards and regularly performing all around the world, he has collaborated with such great mus... suite

  • CinEast - Mia misses her revenge / Mia îsi rateaza razbunarea

    CinémaEN: After a slap by her jealous boyfriend, Mia moves back in with her mom. Against all advice, she decides to make a sex tape to send to her ex. She just needs to find a man to agree to her plan... In the process, Mia's own views on feminism, ster... suite

  • CinEast - Brotherhood / Bratrství

    CinémaEN: Three young Bosnian brothers grow up in a family of shepherds, in the shadow of their father, a strict, radical Islamist preacher. When he is sentenced to two years in prison, the boys suddenly experience a new freedom. Brotherhood explores th... suite

  • CinEast - Gorbachev. Heaven / Gorbacovs. Paradize

    CinémaEN: 90-year old Mikhail Gorbachev, currently living on his secluded estate outside Moscow, reflects on his life in a series of interviews with Vitaly Mansky. History will judge Gorbachev, but Gorbachev, a vocal critic of Yeltsin and Putin, present... suite

  • CinEast - How I became a partisan / Ako som sa stala partizánkou

    CinémaEn: Vera Lacková, a young Roma documentary filmmaker, sets out to research the Slovak Roma partisan resistance movement during WWII, and particularly the story of her great-grandfather Ján Lacko. This is a playful and engaging documentary about ex... suite

  • CinEast - In the mirror / Spoguli

    CinémaEN: A CrossFit trainer becomes a father of a baby girl, Snow White. Her mother dies during the birth. The new stepmother is a CrossFit fanatic obsessed with the mirror and her record of 50 burpees in a row.. Meticulously choreographed, synchronize... suite

  • CinEast - Heavens above/ Nebesa

    CinémaEN: After a small accident, Stojan, a kind simple man, a saint one would say, discovers a glowing halo above his head that he can't get rid of. The unwilling saint quickly becomes the main attraction around town and when even the worst sins don't... suite

  • CinEast - The last generation/ Ostatnie pokolenie (Poland 2021)

    CinémaEN: Janka wakes up every day thinking about the end of the world. She belongs to the last generation that can reduce the effects of the climate catastrophe. This burden pushes Janka into taking radical action. A fascinating portrait of a determine... suite

  • CinEast - Love around the world / Ljubav oko svijeta

    CinémaEN: Andjela and Davor, experienced world travellers, young and in love, spent 15 months on a trip around the world trying to find the answer to the question - What is love? During their journey, they met and filmed 40 couples of different national... suite

  • CinEast - Goodbye Soviet Union! / Hüvasti, NSVL!

    CinémaEN: Johannes is born prematurely and raised by eccentric grandparents in Soviet Estonia. He falls in love with his classmate, takes risks, gets into fights, and gets punished. all the while, in the background, the Evil Empire collapses. As the Len... suite

  • CinEast - A new shift / Nová sichta

    CinémaEN: Tomás is a miner, accustomed to his daily routine of work-pub-bed. Then, the mine where he has worked for over 20 years closes. He does not give up though and takes a retraining course to become a computer programmer and restart his life.Fille... suite

  • CinEast - Encounter with Radu Jude

    CinémaEN: Discussion with the award-winning Romanian director about his career, cinema & more.A filmmaker, but also a historian, an archaeologist, who is able to dig into the folds of untold histories, a remarkable storyteller, who stages the drama... suite

  • CinEast - Bitch, a derogatory term ofr a woman / Prasica, slabsalni izraz za zensko

    CinémaEN: Eva is an academy-trained painter without inspiration. About to turn 27, she realises that she has not yet achieved anything at all in her entire life. She has a strange love affair with her mentor, her best friend is moving to Berlin, her pay... suite