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  • Truth or Justice
    Truth or Justice

    Original title: Tõde ja õigus

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Tanel Toom

    Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber’s Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into a flourishing farm of his dreams – to bring truth and justice to a god forsaken place.

  • Virago
    Virago

    2019 | Feature film, Short | Director: Kerli Kirch Schneider

    In the village of Virago, where no man has lived long enough to see his fortieth birthday, Tõnu is about to turn forty.

  • The Eternal Road
    The Eternal Road

    Original title in Finnish: Ikitie

    2017 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Antti-Jussi Annila

    Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival.

  • Old Man’s Cartoon
    Old Man’s Cartoon

    Original title: Vanamehe multikas

    2014 | Animation, Puppet, Other types of animation | Director: Peeter Ritso, Mikk Mägi

    Old Man and the Neighbour are both trying to win the heart of the young girl from next door. Their attraction for the girl stirs up a lot of trouble.

  • The Voice of Sokurov
    The Voice of Sokurov

    Original title (in Finnish): Sokurovin ääni

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Leena Kilpeläinen

  • The End of Milk
    The End of Milk

    Original title: Piimariik

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Vahur-Paul Põldma

  • Staar maakas
    Staar maakas

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Urmas Eero Liiv

  • Terra Maritima
    Terra Maritima

    Original title: Terra Maritima

    2001 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Ago Ruus

    The basis for the dynamic community of the European Union is the harmonization of certain rules. This applies to preservation of nature as well, and thus we hear more and more about the mysterious Natura 2000. Natura 2000 is a Europe-wide network of nature preserves, consisting of bird preserves and nature preserves. A large part of the existing preserves in Estonia fit surprisingly easily into Natura 2000. The film shows the types of habitats in western Estonia, because it was here that the pilot project for Natura 2000 was launched. This land is many thousands of years younger than the inland – even now the earth’s crust is rising here and the land being born from the ocean – Terra Maritima – has a thousand faces. In addition to the coastline, the film introduces various types of meadows - all very valuable habitats.

  • Nelli and Elmar
    Nelli and Elmar

    Original title: Nelli ja Elmar

    1998 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Enn Säde

  • Master and Slave
    Master and Slave

    Original title: Isand ja ori

    1992 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Enn Säde

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