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  • Blue
    Blue

    Original title: Sinine

    2020 | Feature film, Short | Director: Tõnis Pill

    When two strangers’ paths cross after a car accident, the woman hijacks the situation and gets into the man’s car, demanding that he take her away from the scene. As the man tries to find a way out of the situation, fragments from the woman’s past start painting a picture of the tragic events that happened to her.

  • Funeral Diaries
    Funeral Diaries

    Original title: Matusepäevikud

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    The daily bread of ministers of small congregations is not sermons in the church; it is constant work with the old and the dying. A holy man who has been removed from his friends and peers and suddenly transplanted into another culture is often lonely and broken himself.

  • In Bed With A Writer
    In Bed With A Writer

    Original title: Kirjanikuga voodis

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • 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.

  • My Father The Spy
    My Father The Spy

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Jaak Kilmi, Gints Grube

    The story of daughter of a Cold War double agent.

  • 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.

  • Homebound
    Homebound

    Original title (in Estonian): "Kodutee"

    2017 | Students film, Short | Director: Tõnis Pill

    New movie “Kodutee” by Tõnis Pill tells a story of grief and dealing with it.

  • Those Who Dare – on solidarity of small nations
    Those Who Dare – on solidarity of small nations

    Original title (Icelandic): Deir Sem Dora

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Ólafur Rögnvaldsson

  • Saime kokku Solenzaras
    Saime kokku Solenzaras

    2010 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

  • Saint George
    Saint George

    Original title: Püha Jüri

    2009 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Riho Västrik

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