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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.

  • 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.

  • Pets and Berlin
    Pets and Berlin

    Original title: Pets ja Berliin

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Taavi Arus

    A story about a legend of Estonian punk scene Peeter Männiksoo aka Pasa-Pets, who has been living for years in Berlin. It is a story about a man's survival in a big city, a story about loneliness, struggle and freedom. It's a poem about Pets and Berlin.

  • Toothfairy
    Toothfairy

    Original title in Estonian: "Hambahaldjas"

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Sissel-Maria Mägi

    A story about a man, who, going against the materialistic culture of life finds his passion in helping other people.

  • Love...
    Love...

    Original title: Armastus...

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Sandra Jõgeva

    It happens in the best families.

  • Searching for Andrus
    Searching for Andrus

    Original title in Estonian: "Andruse jälgedes"

    2017 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Paula Maria Vahtra

    Paula Vahtra’s and Raido Pedak’s half-an-hour documentary „Searching for Andrus“ follows the story of a film student searching for a homeless man.

  • Wheel of Life
    Wheel of Life

    2017 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Maris Kerge

    The story about change, in a persons life. Hitting rock-bottom due to alcohol abuse. Finding an escape through religion.

  • The Crutch
    The Crutch

    Original title (in Estonian): "Kark"

    2015 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Paula Maria Vahtra

  • Only Real When Shared
    Only Real When Shared

    Original title (in Estonian): "Tõeline vaid jagatuna"

    2014 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Kaisa Sammelselg

  • Love Is Blind
    Love Is Blind

    Original title: Kertu

    2013 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Ilmar Raag

    The drama takes place in a small village, telling the story of 30-year-old Kertu whose whole life has been controlled by her father. Local people consider Kertu mentally unbalanced because of her modesty. The young woman gives it a try to change something in her life and sends a postcard to Villu - a handsome yet degraded village drunkard. Their unpredicable love story won't be accepted by their close ones and the fellow villagers.

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Republic of Estonia Information System Authority jury comprising industry experts selected the Estonian Film Database to be the winner in civil society e-services category for 2015

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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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