Photo exhibition (see catalogue)

7-26 October 2021

The starting point for 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 to escape from our immediate surroundings and to reconnect with the freedom of the unknown and the unforeseen.

Dreams of Escape collage

But beyond the current context and the purely spatial aspects, there are many artists who observe and question this desire to escape. Faced with an economic and social situation which may seem blocked and in which the possibility of escaping is only ever a dream or even an illusion, the selected artists refuse to give in - on the contrary, they are committed to gaining a better understanding of those who are convinced that a different future is possible and who work towards this on a daily basis. But what do they dream of?

Of a life lived in harmony with nature, more harmonious social relations, greater solidarity at global level, technology that serves humankind... The list goes on, but what they have in common is that they refuse to accept the status quo, determinism or fatalism – they are dreamers, but they are also agents of change who have their feet firmly on the ground. The five artists whose work is presented in the exhibition therefore encourage us to find an escape firstly through our thoughts and to question some of our convictions and ways of life, but at the same time to create, individually and collectively, ambitious dreams for the whole of humanity, which appear to be the very condition for hope.

Individual projects: Rafael Heygster (DE), Petr Zewlakk Vrabec (CZ) and Kevin Faingnaert (BE)
Collective projects: Free Tracks (PL) and Like Heaven but Different (CZ)

Commissionner : Jagna Olejnikowska-Grabowska
Coordinator : Radek Lipka

Organised by CinEast in collaboration and with the support of   neimenster .

Partners: Institut Pierre Werner and Polish Institute in Brussels

The opening of the exhibition takes places on Thursday 8 October from 17.30 (free entrance).



Exhibition of posters

Ancien Cinema
2-24 October 2021

In 2021 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Stanisław Lem – a Polish writer, futurologist and philosopher whose work ignites the imagination of readers all around the world. To mark this anniversary, Ancien Cinéma has prepared a review of films based on Lem’s books and also a special exhibition of posters related to his works. The exhibition Stanislaw Lem: I've seen the future presents iconic movie posters and amazing works of contemporary Polish graphic designers: Przemek Dębowski and Rafał Mikołajczyk (illustrator of ‘The Invincible‘ - the first comic books based on Lem’s novel of the same name).

Free entrance.

Stanislaw Lem: I've seen the future
Stanislaw Lem: I've seen the future
Stanislaw Lem: I've seen the future



Open-air exhibition of posters of selected films from the festival programme

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Luxembourg
23 September - 24 October 2021

This open-air exhibition of the Embassy of the Czech Republic organised in collaboration with the Czech Centre in Brussels (both long-time partners of CinEast), whets your appetite with an overview of the festival films. A carefully selected set of official posters of some of the films presented on the festival programme is installed at the fence of the Embassy building at 2 Rond-point Robert Schuman, Luxembourg. Among others, the posters of most of the featured films by Czech filmmakers are on display, including posters of the documentary films A New Shift and A Marriage, the fiction films Two Ships, Mirrors in the Dark and Saving One Who Was Dead, and the animated feature My Sunny Maad.

Organised in collaboration and with the support of Czech Embassy in Luxembourg


A New Shift
My Sunny Maad
Two Ships