The Central and Eastern European Film Festival is back for its 12th consecutive edition from 3 to 20 October, with the theme for this year being the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Lithuania chosen to be the featured country. Over 100 films of various genres (fiction, documentary, animation, short films, youth, etc.) will be screened over the course of the 18-day event, including a selection of the best films produced in 20 former Eastern bloc countries. Audiences will also get the opportunity to attend the national premiere of two Luxembourgish co-­productions, namely the animated film Fritzi – A Miraculous Revolutionary Tale (Ralf Kukula and Matthias Bruhn), which tells the story of two friends experiencing the final moments of the GDR, and My Grandpa is an Alien (Dražen Žarković and Marina Andree Skop), telling the story of young Una, whose grandfather has been abducted by aliens. This year’s screening venues will once again include the Cinémathèque, neimënster and Ciné Utopia, as well as the Ancien Cinéma de Vianden, the CNA (Dudelange) and the Kulturfabrik (Esch-sur-Alzette), among others. A number of debates and discussions involving some fourty or so guests will also be held following some screenings, whilst a photographic exhibition based on the theme of ‘dividing walls’ will be staged at neimënster. The programme will also incorporate various musical events, such as the opening concert by the Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar and the screening of Soviet film Le Bonheur by Alexandre Medvedkine (1935), portraying life under tsarist domination with a live music soundtrack.

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