Festivals & Cycles


Upcoming : Ciné Hellénique, Tuesday 13th October at 19h00 and Wednesday 14th October at 21h00 in Ciné Utopia with the film MY NAME IS EFTIHIA by Angelos FRANTZIS, in original greek version with subtitles in english.

A young girl, recently married, is traveling from Aidini to Greece with her mother and her two daughters. On board the ship she decides not to let life pass her by, but to live her own way. And she goes ahead! She writes endlessly wherever she can, on napkins and cigarette boxes, to bills. She smokes, she passionately falls in love, casually gambles in luxurious salons, but also in illegal basements. A teacher who becomes an actress and plays in streets and in theaters, a poet who becomes the greatest Greek folk songwriter. She collaborates with all the famous music personalities of the country, from Vassilis Tsitsanis and Apostolos Kaldaras to Manolis Ηiotis, Antonis Repanis and Manos Hadjidakis, bravely asserting herself to a cruel and typically male-dominated world.

The film unfolds the hectic life and great work of Eftihia Papayanopoulou, whose talent enriched Greek music. The film draws inspiration from the passions and weaknesses of Eftihias’ exuberant personality, unconventional character, following her pioneer life and the indelible mark she inherited to Greek folk songwriting.

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CinEast 2020 - 13th Central and Eastern European Film Festival - Luxembourg 8-25 October - www.cineast.lu

The 13th edition of CinEast, the Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, presents a wide selection of some of the best recent films produced in more than 20 countries of the former Eastern Bloc. Due to the COVID19 pandemic restrictions, this year CinEast will take the form of a “hybrid festival”, by combining regular screenings in cinemas with screenings available online. 

Between 8 and 25 October, more than 45 feature films and 20 shorts of all genres will be screened in over 10 venues around Luxembourg. Among the highlights presented at Kinepolis Kirchberg and Ciné UtopiaCharlatan by Agnieszka Holland with an online Q&A, Women’s Event with a debate on sexual abuse on the internet after the film Caught In The Net, debate on climate activism after the screening of the film Grief, debate on systemic corruption after the film Collective, debate on eco-communities after the film The Circle, several brand new films Havel, Spiral, Exile and many more, encounters with a dozen filmmakers and also the festival’s Awards Ceremony with the screening of the closing film of the festival: Sweat by Magnus von Horn (Cannes selection, with online Q&A with the director and probably main actor). All films are screened with English subtitles. Tickets must be purchased online and in advance – exclusively via https://cineast.eventive.org/.

The festival programme also features the photo exhibition Planting the Future. Our planet and societies at a crossroads (Neimënster) and various accompanying events, including the Opening concert with the Hungarian gypsy swing band, Canarro (9/10, Melusina), combining music and food, the CinEast Night with Toldi Mike live (15/10 Rotondes), the Apero Jazz with the Polish ensemble HeFi Quartet performing a ciné-concert (25/10, Neimënster), and the Closing concert with Branko Galoić Trio (23/10, Melusina). 

More information at www.cineast.lu.