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  • Dushechka
    Dushechka

    2007 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Dzintars Dreibergs

  • Film about my mother
    Film about my mother

    Original title: Film minu emast

    2007 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Heart-warming documentary directed by Vahur Laiapea about his mother who is oppressed by the pain of loss and fear of loneliness.

  • Yearning for Love
    Yearning for Love

    Original title: Armuigatsus

    2007 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Jaan Kolberg

    Musician Arved Haug has created a lot of music for variety shows. During the last decades of his life his muse was actress Anne-Reet Margiste - then the composer wrote his most lyrical, soulful and beautiful songs.

  • Man from the City of Masters
    Man from the City of Masters

    Original title: Mees meistrite linnast

    2006 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Brambat

    Documentary portrait by Peeter Brambat about Ants VIidalepp, an elderly painter and professor emeritus.

  • Discover The Rich Space Around The Corner
    Discover The Rich Space Around The Corner

    Original title: Avasta rikas nurgatagune kosmoses

    2005 | Documentary | Director: Jaan Tootsen

    Mooste Artists's Guest Studio in Põlva county provides free accommodation for artists around the world - the only requirement for staying artists is to leave behind an artist's trace.

  • Lost the Limit, Hugo?
    Lost the Limit, Hugo?

    2005 | Students film, Short | Director: Kristin Kalamees

  • The Man Who Opens Doors
    The Man Who Opens Doors

    Original title: Mees, kes avab uksi

    2003 | Documentary | Director: Igor Ruus

    Two blind men want to live a full life despite of their disability and help others.

  • Aria
    Aria

    Original title: Aaria

    1997 | Feature film, Short | Director: Ervin Õunapuu

    Debut film by Ervin Õunapuu about a reclusive baron who loses his sense of reality in his oppressive solitude.

  • Silvi Vrait
    Silvi Vrait

    1989 | Musical film | Director: Toomas Lepp

  • Lööme lugu lustipilli
    Lööme lugu lustipilli

    1984 | Musical film, Concert | Director: Harri Rehe

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