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  • Bumpy
    Bumpy

    Original title: Nukitsamees

    1981 | Feature film, Full lenght feature, Musical film | Director: Helle Murdmaa

    The debut feature film directed by Helle Murdmaa is based on the children's story "Bumpy" by Oskar Luts. It is a musical fairy tale about the good and the evil, represented by sister and brother, Iti and Kusti, and by the family of forest ogres. The songs written by Olav Ehala for the film have become nationally known and beloved while being chosen also to the repertoire of Estonian song festivals.

  • Lumelinn
    Lumelinn

    1981 | Musical film, Concert | Director: Virve Koppel

  • Rowan Gates
    Rowan Gates

    Original title: Pihlakaväravad

    1981 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Veljo Käsper

    The last feature film directed by Veljo Käsper tells the mature love story developing in a small island, mingled with the everyday life of construction workers.

  • Su(u)ndorienteerumine
    Su(u)ndorienteerumine

    1981 | Documentary | Director: Elo Tust

  • Talumehesugu
    Talumehesugu

    1981 | Documentary | Director: Maia Merkel

  • Kirovi nim kalurikolhoosi lastesanatooriumis
    Kirovi nim kalurikolhoosi lastesanatooriumis

    1979 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Valeria Anderson

  • Pulmapildid
    Pulmapildid

    1979 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Andres Sööt

  • The Master of Kõrboja
    The Master of Kõrboja

    Original title: Kõrboja peremees

    1979 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Leida Laius

    The drama directed by Leida Laius is based on the novel "The Master of Kõrboja" by Anton Hansen Tammsaare, telling the multilayered story about a farm in need of a master and about hopeless love.

  • Tudengiloss
    Tudengiloss

    1979 | Musical film, Concert | Director: Elmo Lööve

  • 5th ENP's Boat Ride
    5th ENP's Boat Ride

    Original title: V ENP paadisõit

    1978 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    5th Youth Days of Expatriate Estonians in Australia take place in April 1978. Boat ride for the participants.

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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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