15. February 2018


The LET’S CEE Film Festival will take place for the 6th time in 2018, from 13 till 22 April. Once again, we are going to present a selection of excellent films from Central and Eastern Europe including the Caucasus region and Turkey at cinemas in Vienna. Besides the official programme, the School Cinema is an integral and significant part of the festival.

The goal of our School Cinema is to not only show children and teenagers educationally valuable films and documentaries, but to give them the chance to get to know the directors of those productions and occasionally their protagonists in person. By screening the chosen films, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, we try to provide the children with an understanding of Central and Eastern Europe. We encourage them to reflect about the presented subject and thus contribute to European integration. In order to present the authentic diversity of Europe, the films are screened in original language with German subtitles.

For 2018, we arranged an exciting and manifold programme for the School Cinema, presented from 16 to 20 April at Village Cinema Wien Mitte.

LET'S CEE School Cinema Programme 2018


Feature Film
Slovakia | Czech Republic 2017
Director: Iveta Grófová
Language: Slovak with German subtitles
Runtime: 85 min
Recommended age: from 12 years on up

Time: 19 April, 9.00 a.m.
Cinema: Village Cinema Wien Mitte, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 2A, 1030 Vienna
Guest: Director Iveta Grófova

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Ten-year-old Jarka suffers deeply from the fact that she isn’t growing up in the “right” kind of family. Her mother prefers to spend most of her time away from the house. Jarka’s friend Kristian, on the other hand, is never let out of his parents’ sight. One day Jarka finds a pair of abandoned twin babies at the train station. Together with Kristian, she manages to conceive the perfect family she always dreamed of in a garden shed: a “small haven”. Directed with love and care by Iveta Grófová from Slovakia, Little Harbour is based upon a true story in the Czech Republic, told in the novel of the same name by Monika Kompaníková, which was named Novel of the Year in Slovakia in 2010. Winner of the section Generation Kplus at the Berlinale 2017.

Key words: love, family, parental role, solicitude, sense of responsibility, phantastic world, film adaptation of a bestseller


Feature Film
Turkey 2017
Director: Andaç Haznedaroğlu
Languages: Arabic and Turkish with German subtitles
Runtime: 88 min
Recommended age: from 12 years on up

Time: 16 April, 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
Cinema: Village Cinema Wien Mitte, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 2A, 1030 Vienna
Guests: Director Andaç Haznedaroğlu, lead actress Saba Mubarak

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Lena is a ten-year-old girl who has lost her family in the war in Syria. Together with her younger sister and her neighbour Meryem, she seeks refuge in Istanbul. Lena wishes to return home, whilst Meryem aspires to reach Europe and start a new life. But their efforts in the big new city are not all in vain, as their odyssey ends with both protagonists learning about what it means to love and to take care of one another. Seeing the obstacles that Meryem and Lena have to overcome and their transformation into the heroines of their own story paves the way to better understand not only the feelings, but also the challenges that Syrian refugees must face on a daily basis.

Key words: flight, Syria, family, everyday realities of refugees, responsibility, hope


Documentary of five short films
Slovakia | Czech Republic | Poland | Bulgaria | Hungary 2018
Directors: Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria), Marie Elisa Scheidt (Germany), Linda Dombrovszky (Hungary), Magdalena Szymków (Poland), Evdokia Moskvina (Russias)
Languages: Bulgarian, German, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Czech and English with German subtitles
Runtime: 120 min (5 x 26 min)
Recommended age: from 14 years on up

Time: 18 April, 9.00 a.m.
Cinema: Village Cinema Wien Mitte, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 2A, 1030 Vienna
Guests: Linda Dombrovszky, Magdalena Szymków (requested)

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On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the “brother nations“ of the Warsaw Pact, former soldiers talk about the dramatic events that shocked the world at the time. Hungarian ex-soldiers for example report how they didn’t even know where they were being deployed to for a long time during their march – silence and very fragmented information were characteristic for the operation. But besides chaos and confusion, touching scenes come up as aged veterans – and former enemies – meet in today’s peaceful city of Prague. Fascinating archive footage complements the film project, bringing up stirring question about the legitimacy and meaning of war and suppression.

Key words: Occupation of Czechoslovakia 1968, Prague Spring, Warsaw Pact, protest, contemporary witness, commemoration


As usual, participating teaching staff are provided with free, extensive and carefully elaborated didactic materials for preparation and postprocessing in class.

These are going to be sent after the registration.

Further on, we screen the films for a low entrance fee:

  • The price for one ticket is € 5.00;
  • Accompanying adults are admitted for free;
  • Each child will receive a free poster of the film festival after the film, for remembrance.

For bookings, demands and requests, as well as for suggestions, we are at your disposal at any time, via

To this effect: LET’S CEE you soon!

Your LET’S CEE School Cinema Team

Cristina-Estera Klein, Gabi Pachler,
Tabea Schweiger und Tobias Spöri



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