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  • Dryland
    Dryland

    2020 | Students film, Short | Director: Maria Reinup

    Dryland is a Drama set in the 1930’s Estonia, where two smugglers, Mirtel and Ari meet under strange circumstances with a goal to smuggle alcohol across to Finland.

  • An Exchange
    An Exchange

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: Noah Ambrose

    A couple argues about leaving their vacation cabin until they discover it might be too late.

  • Maria ’s Paradise
    Maria ’s Paradise

    Original title (in Finnish): Marian paratiisi

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Zaida Bergroth

    The angel will guide us.

  • 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.

  • Thorns of the Rose
    Thorns of the Rose

    2018 | Students film, Short | Director: Laura Smolski

    The short film "Roosi" talks about getting lost in the name of love.

  • Afghan
    Afghan

    Original title (in Estonian): "Afgaan"

    2017 | Students film, TV Show | Director: Eiko Kink

    Eiko Kink's TV series is based on history of Estonian criminal underworld of 90’s. Ex race car driver decides to make career in criminal world.

  • 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?

  • Better Life
    Better Life

    2014 | Students film, Short | Director: Oscar Henri Wollsten

    The film is an exercise in limitations, shot in two days, two main actors and one location. The focus on the film besides the limitations was to work closely with the actors and sound design.

  • Red Mercury
    Red Mercury

    Original title: Punane elavhõbe

    2010 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Andres Puustusmaa

    The thriller is an Estonian-Russian co-production directed by Andres Puustusmaa, based on the debut novel by former criminal investigator Andres Anvelt. The film tells a story based on real events about the work of Estonian police in early 1990s. Film valmis Eesti ja Venemaa koostöös.

  • Brother
    Brother

    Original title: Vasha

    2009 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Hannu Salonen

    The suspense drama directed by Hannu Salonen tells about loyalty and betrayal, revenge and forgiveness, and about the process of becoming a grown up man in a violent world.

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The database is maintained by NGO Estonian Film Database. It was opened on 12.12.2012 and is meant for providing information about the whole Estonian film heritage from 1912. We plan fully complete it by 2022 but already now full and partial entries for about 16 000 films, 9000 filmmakers and more than 200 production companies could be retrieved in Estonian and partly in English. Translation of film descriptions and keywords into English is an ongoing process. Read more detailed overview.

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