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  • Rodeo - Taming a Wild Country
    Rodeo - Taming a Wild Country

    Original title: Rodeo

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Raimo Jõerand, Kiur Aarma

    It is 1992 and the first free elections held in Estonia since World War II have to the surprise of all brought to power young and idealistic political forces. This is a story about gaining and losing trust, about the widening conflict between idealists and a rising economic elite, when a prime minister’s good options grow fewer by the day.

  • Heinz Valk
    Heinz Valk

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kristjan Svirgsden

    Portrait documentary by Kristjan Svirgsden about Heinz Valk, artist and social activist.

  • Descendants of Jakob Hurt. Estonian Students' Society
    Descendants of Jakob Hurt. Estonian Students' Society

    Original title: Hurda kutsikad. Eesti Üliõpilaste Selts

    2009 | Documentary | Director: Jaak Lõhmus

    First documentary about the Estonian Students' Society that was established in Tartu in 1870 - it is the oldest, biggest and most influential academical student organization.

  • Alone and Together
    Alone and Together

    Original title of the film "Üksinda ja koos"

    2002 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Andres Sööt

  • The Firewater
    The Firewater

    Original title: Tulivesi

    1994 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Hardi Volmer

    The adventure film directed by Hardi Volmer tells about the alcohol smuggling between Estonia and Finland in 1920s. The story is made contemporary through depicting the corrupted authorities.

  • Lurich
    Lurich

    1983 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valentin Kuik

    The film directed by Valentin Kuik is based on a true story about the life of Georg Lurich, famous Estonian wrestler, focusing on the scandalous theft of the collection of his prizes during the wrestling tournament in Tallinn in 1910.

  • Christmas in Vigala
    Christmas in Vigala

    Original title: Jõulud Vigalas

    1980 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Mark Soosaar

    The innovative author's film by Mark Soosaar with excellent camerawork combines documentary and fiction, telling the dramatic story during the Revolution of 1905 about the tragic destiny of Bernhard Laipmann, a reforming farmer who teaches people the ideas of enlightenment.

  • Ask the Dead About the Price of Death
    Ask the Dead About the Price of Death

    1977 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

  • Villu
    Villu

    1970 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Valeria Anderson

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