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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.

  • Shards Of Light
    Shards Of Light

    Original title: Jagatud valgus

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kullar Viimne

    Stained glass artist fights for her existence and for new orders. Looking back to her long life, she investigates her current situation and motives of her creativeness.

  • Roosenberg
    Roosenberg

    2017 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Ingel Vaikla

    Roosenberg is a place, a space, a building, a film. It is the story of an encounter, a story of a space at the beginning of the end.

  • Arvo Pärt - Even if I lose everything
    Arvo Pärt - Even if I lose everything

    Original title: Arvo Pärt - isegi kui ma kõik kaotan

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    “Even if I lose everything…,“ Arvo Pärt has written in his workbook. He calls the diary his workbooks. In the course of decades, along with work at musical texts, he has filled those workbooks with his contemplations, with his moments of grief and joy, with his finds, discoveries, worries and experience – with everything that might be called the inner life of an artist.

  • Dawn
    Dawn

    Original title (Latvian): Ausma

    2015 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Laila Pakalniņa

    Has betrayal in Soviet time become act of heroism in modern times?

  • 6th January (Epiphany)
    6th January (Epiphany)

    Original title (in Estonian): "6.jaanuar (Kolmekuningapäev)"

    2013 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Nora Särak

  • The Possibility of an Island
    The Possibility of an Island

    2012 | Documentary | Director: Marianne Kõrver

  • Connected to the Monastery
    Connected to the Monastery

    Original title: Kloostriga seotud

    2011 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Documentary about Father Jevgeni and the people around him in Pechory, Russia.

  • A Letter from Ruhnu
    A Letter from Ruhnu

    Original title: Kiri Ruhnust

    2009 | Documentary | Director: Heilika Pikkov

    A young woman becomes a school teacher and discovers life in a small island of Ruhnu.

  • Etude of a Prayer
    Etude of a Prayer

    Original title: Etüüd palvest

    2009 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Siiri Timmerman, Jaan Kolberg

    This 30-min film gives an overview of Bridgettine Order, the founder of the Order – Saint Bridget and the restorer of the Order – Mother Elisabeth.

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