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  • A Year Full of Drama
    A Year Full of Drama

    Original title: Aasta täis draamat

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marta Pulk

    A young woman takes on an audacious human experiment while trying to find her place in the world and struggling with the past of her family.

  • The Overcoat
    The Overcoat

    Original title in Estonian: Talvelugu

    2017 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Meelis Arulepp, Sean Mullen

    A lonely office worker saves up to buy a new coat at Christmas in an effort to make new friends, only for fate take a ghostly hand.

  • Farts of Fury
    Farts of Fury

    Original title: Kormoranid ehk nahkpükse ei pesta

    2011 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Andres Maimik, Rain Tolk

    The black comedy directed by Andres Maimik and Rain Tolk about a bunch of elderly men - former members of a rock band - who won't hear of living in peaceful retirement. They want to reunite and become again successful at any price. Whatever they do, things will get worse instead. Numerous Estonian public figures appear in the film and the soundtrack includes a huge amount of Estonian music, both old and contemporary.

  • Hing
    Hing

    2011 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Kullar Viimne

  • Jackpot
    Jackpot

    Original title: Jackpot

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

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

  • Pharmacist
    Pharmacist

    Original title: Apteeker

    2007 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jaanis Valk

    Ester, a good-tempered pharmacist living in Virtsu, has courage to be different. She loves nature, animals and solitude.

  • Brothers Bearhearts
    Brothers Bearhearts

    Original title: Vennad Karusüdamed

    2005 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Riho Unt

    The heroes of the film are three bear cubs from the cult painting by Ivan Shishkin “Morning in a Pine Forest”.

  • Kursi School
    Kursi School

    Original title: Kursi koolkond

    2005 | Documentary, Overviews | Director: Rein Raamat, Peeter Brambat

    Documentary about an original artist grouping Kursi School that was founded in Tartu in 1988.

  • The beginning
    The beginning

    Original title: Algus

    1972 | Documentary | Director: Valeria Anderson

    The third-graders of Tallinn 21st Secondary School before joining the Communist pioneer movement.

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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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