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  • Betti Alver
    Betti Alver

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Enn (Ernst) Lillemets

    Documentary film sheds light on one of Estonian poetry’s brightest and most engaging personalities - Betti Alver.

  • A Year Full of Drama
    A Year Full of Drama

    Original title: Aasta täis draamat

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marta Pulk

    A young woman takes on an audacious human experiment while trying to find her place in the world and struggling with the past of her family.

  • 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.

  • A Life Dreamed, A Dream Lived
    A Life Dreamed, A Dream Lived

    Original title in Estonian: "Prangli. Ilmsi ja ulmsi"

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Hõbe Ilus

    A poetic portrait about a small island.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies
    Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies

    Original title: Tõnu Kõrvits. Lageda laulud

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

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

  • Writing a Life
    Writing a Life

    Original title in Estonian: "Kirjutades elu"

    2017 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Reeli Reinaus

    Short documentary, directed by Reeli Reinaus, is portrait of everyday life of poet Võike Kulmus, who lives with her animals in contryside.

  • It flies to the hive
    It flies to the hive

    2015 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Khaled Sari

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