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Croatian films at 13th CinEast in Luxembourg 

The Central and Eastern European Film Festival – CinEast 2020 edition will be held in ‘hybrid’ format of live audience screenings at cinemas around Luxembourg and online, 8th – 25th October. Two Croatian films will screen in its competition programme, while four more titles have been included in other festival sections.  

Among the films vying for awards in the main competition programme of the 13th Central and Eastern European Film Festival – CinEast are Andrea Štaka’s Mare, a Swiss-Croatian co-production (with Croatian producer Tena Gojić of Dinaridi Film), and Srdan Golubović’s Father, a co-production between Serbia, France, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia and B&H (with Croatian producers Lana Matić and Boris T. Matić of Propeler Film).

In the Cinéscope section, dedicated to the most interesting recent works from across the region of Central and Eastern Europe, Croatian production is represented by Mater, directed by Jure Pavlović, and the minority co-production, I Am Frank, directed by Slovenian Metod Pevec (Croatian producers are Maja Vukić and Ivan Maloča of Interfilm). Mater will also be screening in the Cinéspecials section (Special Screenings).

The FunnyEast section, featuring a selection of comedies from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, will present Croatian comedy What a Country! directed by Vinko Brešan.

Also, the programme of short animated film will feature Natko Stipaničev’s Arka. The entire programme of CinEast is available on the following link

CineEast will be held on locations across Luxembourg, as well as online. The 13th edition, taking place 8th – 25th October, will present over 45 feature and around 30 short films from 20 countries. An international jury, comprised of journalists and the audience, will present the Grand Prix, the special jury prize and other awards.

This year’s country in focus is Hungary, while CineEast will also screen films from Belarus for the first time. The theme of the edition, highlighted by several of the films and in the side programme is “Planting the Future: Our planet and societies at a crossroads.”

More information about CinEast is available at the festival’s official website.

Cover photographs: Central and Eastern European Film Festival – CinEast visuals

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