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  • Life in the Factory Basement
    Life in the Factory Basement

    Original title: Elu kombinaadi keldris

    2017 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Triin Ruumet

    At the end of the world there is a cafe where we all once will meet. The documentary tells a story of a person, the system that surrounds him and communication between these two parameters.

  • Jackpot

    Original title: Jackpot

    2008 | Observation, Documentary | Director: Eva-Katariina Taimre

    Cinéma vérité documentary about two lottery winners and their lives before and after the big victory.

  • Sophie

    2008 | Documentary, Students film | Director: Helen Vinogradov

  • Brave New World
    Brave New World

    Original title: Hea uus ilm

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

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

  • Flying Free
    Flying Free

    Original title: Elluastujad

    2004 | Observation, Documentary | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    An intimate and fast-paced documentary-journal of two 18-year old girls.

  • Inspector

    Original title: Järelvalveinspektor

    2003 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Madli Lääne

    Documentary about Andrus Purje, inspector of Harju County, whose everyday work offers little food for the soul.

  • Ükskord elus oli nii…
    Ükskord elus oli nii…

    1993 | Problem oriented, Documentary | Director: Vilja Palm

  • The Lost Road
    The Lost Road

    Original title: See kadunud tee

    1990 | Full lenght feature, Feature film | Director: Jaan Kolberg

    The symbolistic-allegorical drama directed by Jaan Kolberg is based on the novel "The Good Harbour" by August Mälk (published in 1942) and other works of the same writer. The events of the film have been adjusted to the contemporary times.

  • Silmus

    1989 | Cartoon, Animation | Director: Avo Paistik

  • Intimate Adams
    Intimate Adams

    Original title: Intiimne Adams

    1986 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Peeter Tooming

    Portrait documentary by Peeter Toomingas about Valmar Adams, Estonian writer, poet and teacher - a diverse personality.

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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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