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  • Kasuemad

    2021 | Documentary, Nature, Problem oriented | Director: Meelis Muhu

    The volunteers of the Wildlife Association rescue wild animals that have been involved in accidents as a result of human activities.

  • Südametunnistus mobiiltelefonis
    Südametunnistus mobiiltelefonis

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Märten Vaher

  • Tangerines

    Original title: Mandariinid

    2013 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Zaza Urušadze

    The film is an Estonian-Georgian co-production about a wise Estonian man living in an Abkhazian village during the turbulent times of Abkhazian-Georgian military conflict in the autumn of 1992. The Estonian takes care of two wounded enemies, trying to help both men to find a human solution in this ruthless war.

  • Buratino, Son of Pinocchio
    Buratino, Son of Pinocchio

    Original title: Buratino

    2009 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Rasmus Merivoo

    Musical adventure comedy is the second feature film directed by Rasmus Merivoo. It is based on the children's book "The Golden Key or the adventures of Buratino" by Aleksey Tolstoy. The film is a co-production of Estonia and Russia.

  • Surmaretk

    2008 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Tõnis Lepik, Riina Valmsen

  • Fed up!
    Fed up!

    Original title: Kõrini!

    2005 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Peeter Simm

    The adventurous and funny road movie directed by Peeter Simm tells the story about the way love and hate are interconnected and how positive solutions are possible even when one is completely fed up with everything.

  • Jüri Rumm
    Jüri Rumm

    Original title: Jüri Rumm

    1994 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Jaan Kolberg

    The romantic adventure film directed by Jaan Kolberg tells the story about a 19th century noble knight whose fearlessness and elusiveness have made him a national hero.

  • Karoliine's Silver Yarn
    Karoliine's Silver Yarn

    Original title: Karoliine hõbelõng

    1984 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Helle Murdmaa

    The musical fairy tale film directed by Helle Murdmaa is based on the motives of Estonian and Nordic folklore. The film tells the story about a selfish princess Karoliine who will learn a lot from her journey together with a mysterious guide named Kaspar.

  • The Pigeon Lady
    The Pigeon Lady

    Original title: Tuvitädi

    1983 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Rao Heidmets

    A fairytale for children, in which goodness has the power to win all...

  • Arabella, the Pirate's Daughter
    Arabella, the Pirate's Daughter

    Original title: Arabella, mereröövli tütar

    1982 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Peeter Simm

    Full-length action film directed by Peeter Simm is based on the children's book "Arabella, the Pirate's Daughter" by Aino Pervik. The story is about the thin line between the good and the evil and about the fateful crossing of that line. räägib hea ja kurja vahelisest piirist, mille ületamine on saatuslik.

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