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  • Everyday Mysticism
    Everyday Mysticism

    Original title: Vello Salo. Igapäevaelu müstika

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jaan Tootsen

    A story about a trickster priest preparing to leave this world.

  • Roots: Waiting For A Miracle
    Roots: Waiting For A Miracle

    Original title: Juured: Oodates imet

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Aljona Suržikova

    The biggest pain – the loss of a child – helps to see the beauty in life. This film is about life and how miraculous it is that we are alive.

  • The Little Comrade
    The Little Comrade

    Original title: Seltsimees laps

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Moonika Siimets

    Six-year-old Leelo’s mother is deported to a Siberian prison camp during Stalinist repressions. The little girl tries to be as good as she can in the belief that this will bring her mother back home.

  • Kerro 40
    Kerro 40

    2017 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Aljona Suržikova

    Story about family club Kerro in the countryside of Mid Estonia.

  • Christ Lives in Siberia
    Christ Lives in Siberia

    Original title: Kristus elab Siberis

    2015 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Arbo Tammiksaar, Jaak Kilmi

    Director Arbo Tammiksaar together with his family moved to live in a Vissarions' village in Siberia for a year, in order to follow the daily life of the religious community.

  • Kihnu Wedding
    Kihnu Wedding

    Original title: Kihnu pulm

    2009 | Documentary, Observation, Antropological | Director: Meelis Muhu

    The documentary introduces wedding traditions and rites in Kihnu island, Estonia.

  • 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.

  • Making Rain
    Making Rain

    Original title: Vihma tegemine

    2007 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Liivo Niglas, Frode Storaas

  • The Sound of the Conductor
    The Sound of the Conductor

    Original title: Dirigendi kõla

    2007 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Peter Murdmaa, Helle Karis

    Portrait documentary about Eri Klas, a legendary Estonian musician, through his creative and private life.

  • The Highway Crossing
    The Highway Crossing

    Original title: Ristumine peateega

    1999 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Arko Okk

    The debut feature film directed by Arko Okk is based on the play "The Highway Crossing aka the Fairytale of the Golden Fish". The film with a witty dialogue and unexpected chain of events tells the story of a miracle, money, and happiness. Both the visual and conceptual content of the film make allusions to Tarkovsky's "Stalker".

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