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  • Hold Onto Me
    Hold Onto Me

    Original title: Ära mind lahti lase

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ingrid Hübscher, Sigrid Reede

    Conductor Elo Tammsalu-Schmitz left Estonia 20 years ago because of love. As she prepares to take the European Choir of Estonians to the Estonian national Song Celebration, her German husband Hartmut also needs to learn the songs.

  • Lotte and the Lost Dragons
    Lotte and the Lost Dragons

    Original title: Lotte ja kadunud lohe

    2019 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits

    We all come from our childhood.

  • Tõnis Mägi
    Tõnis Mägi

    2019 | Music Documentary, Documentary, Portrey | Director: Priit Pääsuke

    A film about Tõnis Mägi and his music.

  • More than Life
    More than Life

    Original title: Enam kui elu

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Indrek Spungin, Taavi Arus

    This is the story of the last genuine rock star and poet, of his work, and of the anatomy of a punk band.

  • Snowbirds
    Snowbirds

    Original title: Kliimapagulased

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Maria Uppin, Robi Uppin

    Ave Nahkur, the author of the Ladies of Our Village (Meie Küla Eided) picture series, decides to make a change in her life and move from her home village in Estonia to one of the Spain's Canary Islands. The documentary tries to find out how difficult it is to leave all familiar paths in one's homeland and whether this decision can be right at all.

  • Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies
    Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies

    Original title: Tõnu Kõrvits. Lageda laulud

    2018 | Music Documentary, Documentary, Portrey | Director: Marianne Kõrver

    A documentary film about a composer Tõnu Kõrvits, his music and the people who are deeply touched by his music.

  • Manivald
    Manivald

    2017 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Chintis Lundgren

    Overeducated and unemployed, Manivald lives with his overbearing mother. When their washing machine breaks down one day, Toomas the repairman arrives to fix it and them.

  • Full House
    Full House

    Original title: Täis maja

    2016 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Kristjan Holm

    Sky is not the limit!

  • Shusha
    Shusha

    Original title: Šuša

    2016 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Aivar Valdre, Lauri Lippmaa

    A heart-warming portrait documentary "Shusha" explores in intimate atmosphere the daily life of Stanislav Stanislavovich Shushkevich, the first head of state of Belarus.

  • Ester Mägi. Cadenza and motif
    Ester Mägi. Cadenza and motif

    Original title: Ester Mägi. Kadents ja teema

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    One of the most respectable lady of Estonian music, composer Ester Mägi, has written music about sixty years while having remained characteristically conservative.

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