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  • Leonhard Lapin. Process
    Leonhard Lapin. Process

    Original title: Leonhard Lapin. Protsess

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director:

    This film portraits Leonhard Lapin, a creator born in an Estonian small town called Räpina in the 1950s, who becomes one of the most outstanding avant-garde artists on the Soviet Estonian art and architecture scene. The film also reveals the creator’s worldview, beliefs and rebellious nature.

  • Payday
    Payday

    Original title: Pensipäev

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Liis Lepik

    Sleepy rural life in a remote borough is enlivened one day a month, when the horn of plenty overflows and everyone gets a part of it's offerings.

  • The Weight of All the Beauty
    The Weight of All the Beauty

    Original title: Süda Sõrve Sääres

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Eeva Mägi

    As long as there is peace in your heart and old trees to protect you, you’re safe from any demon.

  • My Father The Spy
    My Father The Spy

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Jaak Kilmi, Gints Grube

    The story of daughter of a Cold War double agent.

  • The story of ...
    The story of ...

    Original title (in Estonian): "Lugu sellest, kuidas ..."

    2016 | Students film, Short | Director: Sandra Kartau

    Sandra Kartau drama about a young girl who searches her way out of a situation that she has been a long time.

  • 8 kg
    8 kg

    2015 | Students film, Short | Director: Marleen Roosna

  • Wedding Game
    Wedding Game

    Original title: Pulmamäng

    2015 | Animation, Other types of animation | Director: Andres Tenusaar, Malle Valli, Marili Sokk

    An ethno-surreal film based on an Estonian folk tale.

  • Papa
    Papa

    2014 | Animation, Other types of animation | Director: Girlin Bassovskaja

    Mother tries to keep together a family that is falling to pieces. It is nearly an impossible task if the other side is not making an equal effort.

  • At the End of the Day
    At the End of the Day

    Original title: Päeva lõpus

    2009 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Maiju Ingman

    Maiju Ingman's drama about loneliness, love, childhood memories and vanishing village life.

  • Jolly Old Farts
    Jolly Old Farts

    Original title: Emumäe Eedi ja Lobi küla Kristjan

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    A portrait of two ageing cinema professionals who find motivation to live through endless quarrelling and challenging each other.

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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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