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  • Goodbye Soviet Union
    Goodbye Soviet Union

    Original title: Hüvasti, NSVL

    2020 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Lauri Randla

    Lauri Randla’s first full length feature film is a comedy about the adventures of the Ingrian-Finnish Tarkkinen family in the last days of the Soviet Union.

  • Soviet Friendsbook
    Soviet Friendsbook

    Original title: Ankeet

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Aljona Suržikova

    It has been several decades since graduating from school when Aljona Suržikova decides to find her classmates in different parts of the world. Her goal is to compare the friendsbook what was created in their youth with today's reality.

  • The Camino Paradox
    The Camino Paradox

    Original title: Camino paradoks

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Anniken Haldna, Gerli Nõmm

    In this road film the main character Keiu Virro sets on a journey for the sixth and for the last time. We witness what happens to a modern person on a historical religious way.

  • Scandinavian Silence
    Scandinavian Silence

    Original title: Skandinaavia vaikus

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Martti Helde

    We never dreamt of a good life. We dreamt of a normal life.

  • 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.

  • 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: With Mum At The Monastery
    Roots: With Mum At The Monastery

    Original title: Juured: Emaga kloostris

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Anna Hints

    A mother and daughter with a painful past go to a monastery in Thailand together. Will the 26 days of silence filled with strict meditation help them to make peace with their past?

  • Take It or Leave It
    Take It or Leave It

    Original title: Võta või jäta

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    What would you do if one day a newborn baby was put on your hands and said: take it or leave it!

  • The Little Comrade
    The Little Comrade

    Original title: Seltsimees laps

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Moonika Siimets

    Six-year-old Leelo’s mother is deported to a Siberian prison camp during Stalinist repressions. The little girl tries to be as good as she can in the belief that this will bring her mother back home.

  • Tomorrow
    Tomorrow

    Original title (in Estonian): "Homme"

    2018 | Students film, Short | Director: Silvia Lorenzi

    Media student Silvia Lorenzi short film about reconnection of people thought memories and the feeling they provoke.

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