Organised by:


In cooperation with:

Abbaye de Neumünster Luxembourg
Cinematheque caramba CINEMAS
Ancien cinema

Financial support:

 Ville de Luxemburg
Visegrad Fund
arhs - group


Slovenský filmový ústav
Czech film CentreFilm Unio
Hungarian Culture Brussels
Institutul Cultural Roman

Media partners:

Ara radioL'essentiel
352Lux Mag






Exhibition "10 years, 10 months, 10 weeks, 10 days"

Forecourt of CCRN until November 28 (free)


The European Solidarity Centre and the Polish Embassy in Luxembourg present the exhibition entitled, "10 years, 10 months, 10 weeks, 10 days", which illustrates, in a symbolic manner, the fall of communist regimes in the following countries of Central Europe: Poland, Hungary, East Germany and Czechoslovakia. It shows the main events in each of those countries aspiring to freedom and sovereignty, focusing on the crucial ones that provoked the fall of the communist regimes in these Central European countries. It emphasises the 'domino effect' of the massive and enduring social movement in Poland after the creation of the autonomous trade union, Solidarność.

The event is organized on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Poland (11 November) and to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Solidarność. This movement was born on August 31, 1980, in Gdansk, where workers led by Lech Walesa dared to challenge the Communist power and where the historic agreements were signed that gave birth to the organization that shook the Soviet bloc. Solidarność helped to change the course of history and to bring Europe in a new direction. But very few people thought at that time that three decades later they were going to live in Poland that was free, that was a member of NATO and the European Union, and that was part of the Schengen area.

Designed for openair presentation by the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk, the exhibition is installed on the forecourt of the Centre Culturel de Rencontres Abbaye de Neumünster, after being presented at maison de l'Europe in Paris.

With the exhibition, "10 years, 10 months, 10 weeks, 10 days", the Polish Embassy joins the CinEast festival, to contribute to one of the Festival's two main themes - "Quest for Freedom".

The exhibition is organised by the Polish Embassy in Luxembourg


Sat. 20.11. special event "Rock Behind the Curtain" at Exit07

First of all: make sure that you are free on 20th of November. Secondly: Switch on the computer, go to youtube and see (or refresh) how it was back in the 80's! Because the 20th of November is the night that will rock you! So better put on some comfortable shoes and get yourself on the way to Exit07.


· [19.30] Screening of Zew wolności / Beats of Freedom (Poland 2010)

directed by Leszek Gnoiński and Wojciech Słota, music documentary, 75 min, eng subtitles

We start with this documentary telling the story of the end of the communism as seen through the eyes of the members of rock groups active in the early 80's - and all this in the rhythm of the good old rock tunes. These days, it is hard to imagine how popular these groups were: in the times of crisis, where all the media were controlled by the communist party, listening to independent rock music, going to underground concerts or playing in a band was a kind of a political act and could lead to repressions.
· [21.30] Concert of T.Love - one of the most famous Polish rock bands

The film features many rock stars, some of which have gone on to become legends, still performing 30 years after...and still enjoying huge popularity. One of them is the group T.Love, which we have the honour to host for the first time in Luxembourg. Don't think they won't move and make you move just because they are over 50!

Check T.Love on myspace and youtube.

· [23.00-03.00] DJ party

After the concert a DJ night with mainly (but not only) 80's and 90's rock music from both sides of the curtain. We hope that long before 3am the Berlin Wall will be torn down again!


This event is organised in cooperation with



Tue 16.11. Culinary event

On Tuesday 16.11., we are pleased to invite you to the Brasserie of the Abbaye de Neümunster to taste a selection of culinary specialties from the region represented in the festival. Enjoy a tasty break before or after the film screenings on the 16th! Select one of the menus, make a reservation (see the email address below) and sit back and relax to the background music from the countries participating at the film festival.

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Goulash soup / gulyásleves (Hungary)

Spice up your life by tasting this hearty and flavourful dish. Hungarian cuisine is not only about goulash and paprika but how could we resist presenting this one to you?

Chicken in paprika sauce / kuře na paprice / paprikáš (Czech Republic/Slovakia)

One of the classic dishes of Czech and also Slovak cuisine which is generally famous for various sauces and meat dishes. And what would be a proper "Czechoslovak" dish without dumplings?

Menu 2 - Romania meets Poland: a tasty vegetarian option with a sweet touch at the end

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Mamaliga is a traditional Romanian recipe. If you are familiar with polenta, here is the Romanian version not to be missed. There are many versions (with fish or meat etc.) but tastes equally delicious in its vegetarian form.

Poppy seed roll / makowiec (Poland)

Makowiec is one of the most important, typical and tasty Polish cakes. Eastern European menu would not be complete without it!

*Great Romanian wine and world-famous Czech beer to help you digest your dinner will be available especially on 16.11. at the Brasserie.

Practical information:

On 16.11., the Brasserie will open for your culinary event between 7 and 12 p.m.

Price per menu: 15 euro

Reservations (last reservations possible on Sunday 14.11. - 10 p.m.): select one menu (Menu 1 or Menu 2) and send an email to CinEast.culinary.reservations@gmail.com or register here to reserve your table for a particular time! Please don't forget to tell us the number of guests and the exact hour!

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