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  • A Man From A Fairytale
    A Man From A Fairytale

    Original title: Mees muinasjutust

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    The end of one act is the beginning of another. The documentary about Toomas Edur tells us an intimate story about the most outstanding Estonian ballet artist, his searches, changes in his life and adapting to those changes.

  • Dance Of Death
    Dance Of Death

    Original title: Surmatants

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vaiko Edur

    Documentary about American cultural historian Paul Firnhaber, who has found his peace in a small town of Estonia, called Viljandi.

  • The Story Of Peep Puks
    The Story Of Peep Puks

    Original title: Peep Puksi lugu

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Raimo Jõerand

    An old filmmaker Peep Puks has directed 61 documentaries and created almost 40 programmes for television. In this film, he looks back on stories of the first post-war generation of Estonia and the birth of the Estonian documentary.

  • War on Boring Walls
    War on Boring Walls

    Original title: Sõda igavatele seintele

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Aleksandr Heifets

    An inventor, a street artist and an entrepreneur are making the world a better place, one wall at a time.

  • Bridges Of Time
    Bridges Of Time

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede

    "Look back with me and maybe you will find out something new about documentary cinema, which is nothing else but life after death." Herz Frank.

  • Long Live the Scandals!
    Long Live the Scandals!

    Original title: Elagu skandaalid ja kollased sandaalid

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    Documentary about Estonian contemporary artist Leonhard Lapin.

  • Love express
    Love express

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kuba Mikurda

    A documentary celebrating the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled sensitivity, revered in the 1970s, who was later labeled as a maker of erotic movies.

  • Shards Of Light
    Shards Of Light

    Original title: Jagatud valgus

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kullar Viimne

    Stained glass artist fights for her existence and for new orders. Looking back to her long life, she investigates her current situation and motives of her creativeness.

  • Heldur
    Heldur

    2017 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Karol Ansip

    Shortly before Estonia regained its independence, a painting studio came into being, a studio that was guided by principles of painting that dated back to the First Republic. Heldur Viires, the leader and teacher of the school, has been passing on his knowledge of colour and light for thirty meaningful years.

  • The Woman in the Picture
    The Woman in the Picture

    Original title: Naine pildil

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Priit Valkna

    Laurentsius and Parikas. Two artists and two eras. One house. Cherchez la femme....

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The database is maintained by NGO Estonian Film Database. It was opened on 12.12.2012 and is meant for providing information about the whole Estonian film heritage from 1912. We plan fully complete it by 2022 but already now full and partial entries for about 16 000 films, 9000 filmmakers and more than 200 production companies could be retrieved in Estonian and partly in English. Translation of film descriptions and keywords into English is an ongoing process. Read more detailed overview.

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