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  • Mees, kes üllatas kõiki
    Mees, kes üllatas kõiki

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Natalya Merkulova, Aleksei Tšupov

  • Roots: With Mum At The Monastery
    Roots: With Mum At The Monastery

    Original title: Juured: Emaga kloostris

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Anna Hints

    A mother and daughter with a painful past go to a monastery in Thailand together. Will the 26 days of silence filled with strict meditation help them to make peace with their past?

  • Pretenders
    Pretenders

    Original title: Teesklejad

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

    There is nothing so scary as your own reflection.

  • The Idiot
    The Idiot

    Original title: Idioot

    2011 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Rainer Sarnet

    The feature film directed by Rainer Sarnet is based on the novel "The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The filmmaker interprets the well-known classic in a contemporary film language with talented Estonian actors and actresses who perform in the enchanting yet intimidating beauty of a sacral space.

  • Timeless
    Timeless

    Original title: Aegumatu

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    According to director Andres Sööt the film has not been made for those who know nothing or don't want to know about the deportation that took place in June 1941. The film has been dedicated to those who can never again talk about this event, those who passed away because of the unjustness.

  • Our name will be forgotten in the course of time
    Our name will be forgotten in the course of time

    Original title: Ajapikku unustatakse meie nimi

    2008 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary by Andres Sööt about the deportation that took place in June 1941 in Estonia. The film has been dedicated to all victims of this event.

  • A Contract Mother
    A Contract Mother

    Original title: Lepinguga emaks

    2001 | Documentary | Director: Märt Sildvee

    The documentary is about Tiia - a woman with generous heart who has signed a life-long contract with SOS-Children´s Village to be a professional mother.

  • Ballada
    Ballada

    2001 | Students film, Short | Director: Märt Sildvee

  • The House Spirit
    The House Spirit

    Original title: Kingikratt

    1991 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Aarne Ahi

    Strange things happen in the Christmas Eve.

  • For Crazies Only
    For Crazies Only

    Original title: Ainult hulludele ehk halastajaõde

    1990 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Arvo Iho

    Feature film by Arvo Iho tells the story of a nurse working at the department of traumatology. She helps a young man who has lost self-confidence and emotional balance and needs help in order to rediscover his virility. The nurse's behaviour will be disapproved by other people.

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