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  • Declined
    Declined

    Original title in Estonian: "Tagasilükatud"

    2018 | Students film, Short | Director: Janeli Pelska

    The first short ficton film of BFM film arts students is an awkwardlly funny story about the importance of money to different types of people.

  • Pretenders
    Pretenders

    Original title: Teesklejad

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Vallo Toomla

    There is nothing so scary as your own reflection.

  • Mushrooming
    Mushrooming

    Original title: Seenelkäik

    2012 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Toomas Hussar

    The debut feature film directed by Toomas Hussar is a horror comedy about a politician who loses his direction both when picking mushrooms in the forest as well as in the social system.

  • Coach Driver Knocks Three Times
    Coach Driver Knocks Three Times

    Original title: Kutsar koputab kolm korda

    2010 | Feature film, Short | Director: Elo Selirand

  • Bank Robbery
    Bank Robbery

    Original title: Pangarööv

    2009 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Andrus Tuisk

    The debut feature film directed by Andrus Tuisk is a road movie about a former prisoner who wants to start a new life. However, his fate offers him different options when he meets a teenage bank robber.

  • Miriam's Broken Picture
    Miriam's Broken Picture

    Original title: Miriami katkine pilt

    2009 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Priit Tender

    Miriam takes the blame on herself instead of little brother. Little brother cannot bear it and admits his guilt. But finally the hen has to confess that she was behind it all.

  • The Temptation of St. Tony
    The Temptation of St. Tony

    Original title: Püha Tõnu kiusamine

    2009 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Veiko Õunpuu

    The symbolistic grotesque directed by Veiko Õunpuu is telling the story of a successful man in his mid-life crisis who is suffering moral issues. One of the most successful festival films in Estonia.

  • Trees Were ...
    Trees Were ...

    Original title: Puud olid ...

    1985 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Peeter Simm

    The film directed by Peeter Simm is based on the novel "Trees Were, Trees Were Tender Brothers" by Mats Traat, telling the story of young Hind who unexpectedly becomes the head of a farm in the Governorate of Livonia in 19th century, during the times of corveé.

  • Werewolf
    Werewolf

    Original title: Libahunt

    1968 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Leida Laius

    The drama directed by Leida Laius is based on the play "Werewolf" by August Kitzberg, telling the story about love that will collide with superstition, jealousy and servility in a village during the times of slavery.

  • The Midday Ferry
    The Midday Ferry

    Original title: Keskpäevane praam

    1967 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

    The drama directed by Kaljo Kiisk depicts the way people act and think in a crisis situation. The screenplay by Juhan Smuul includes both elements of a disaster film as well as a witty dialogue.

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