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  • Cherry Tobacco
    Cherry Tobacco

    Original title: Kirsitubakas

    2014 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Katrin Maimik, Andres Maimik

    Love can strike you like a bolt from the blue – when you’re least prepared for it.

  • Next Stop
    Next Stop

    Original title: Raudteemaja nr 3

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Karin Reinberg

  • Regilaul - Songs of the Ancient Sea
    Regilaul - Songs of the Ancient Sea

    Original title: Regilaul - laulud õhust

    2011 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Ulrike Koch

    This richly shot film explores an ancient singing tradition in modern Estonia, weaving together people and nature through song.

  • The Kaplinski System
    The Kaplinski System

    Original title: Kaplinski süsteem

    2011 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Raphaël Gianelli-Meriano

    The documentary co-directed by Estonian and French filmmakers portray Jaan Kaplinski - a man behind words.

  • 186 Kilometres
    186 Kilometres

    Original title: Jan Uuspõld läheb Tartusse

    2007 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Andres Maimik, Rain Tolk

    The pitch-black comedy directed by Andres Maimik and Rain Tolk about well-known Estonian actor Jan Uuspõld. Having reached a dead end with his life, Jan starts a dramatic journey full of adventures from Tallinn to Tartu. Numerous public figures in Estonia participate in the film, including the president of the country.

  • Brave New World
    Brave New World

    Original title: Hea uus ilm

    2006 | Documentary, Portrey, Problem oriented | Director: Jaan Tootsen

    It's a film about consumerism, about people, who have lost themselves in a world of things.

  • Paradise for Old Men
    Paradise for Old Men

    Original title: Vanameeste paradiis

    2005 | Feature film, Short | Director: Ove Musting

  • Back to Europe
    Back to Europe

    Original title: Kapsapea 2 ehk Tagasi Euroopasse

    1997 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Riho Unt

    The film “Back to Europe“ is a parody of the classic adventure film genre.

  • Three Baltic Love Stories: Vytautas ja Juozas. Lithuanian Autumn 1991
  • Uurimusfilm doktor Enn Vetemaa märkmeraamatute põhjal "Eesti näkid"

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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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