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  • Water in a Sieve. Merle Karusoo
    Water in a Sieve. Merle Karusoo

    Original title: Sõelaga vett. Merle Karusoo

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kristin Raup, Madli Lääne

    A biographical documentary film by Kristin Raup and Madli Lääne about Merle Karusoo, the Estonian stage director and collector of local biographies.

  • A Year Full of Drama
    A Year Full of Drama

    Original title: Aasta täis draamat

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marta Pulk

    A young woman takes on an audacious human experiment while trying to find her place in the world and struggling with the past of her family.

  • Kopli Lines. Hosted By The Last Coupletist
    Kopli Lines. Hosted By The Last Coupletist

    Original title: Kopli liinid. Võõrustab viimane kupleelaulja

    2019 | Feature film, Short, Documentary, Portrey, Other categories, Experimental | Director: Sten Haljak

    An experimental documentary about an Estonian couplet singer who is sent to visit an Armenian-born parapsychologist to help him cope with stress and find something positive about being the last couplet singer in his country.

  • Loved
    Loved

    Original title: Armastasin

    2019 | Feature film, Short | Director: Natalja Matšenene

    When a stage director Anna and a businessman Maxim meet they both get the feeling that they have known each other for ages. Nevertheless they can't take their relationship further due to personal values and social norms. One day Anna comes to a regression therapy and finds out about her previous lives.

  • DOCBOX
    DOCBOX

    Original title in Estonian: DOCBOX: eestlane teatrilaval

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Marili Kobin, Laura Laasi

    In documentary „Docbox“ by Marili Kobin and Laura Laasi Estonian actors discuss what it means to portray Estonian character in theatre.

  • Koma
    Koma

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Maria Avdjuško, Peeter Simm

    Documentary about well known Estonian theatre director Kalju Komissarov.

  • 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.

  • The Last Prince
    The Last Prince

    Original title: Viimane vürst

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kaupo Kruusiauk

    A documentary about Peeter Volkonski lets us take peek in the everyday life of a colorful cultural figure and explores how he manages to find balance between the household and the aristocracy.

  • The Manslayer/The Virgin/The Shadow
    The Manslayer/The Virgin/The Shadow

    Original title: Mehetapja/Süütu/Vari

    2017 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Sulev Keedus

    Shades, breaths, whispers, hunches, mystery - they are all fading away. Everything else seems more important.

  • Reading between the lines
    Reading between the lines

    Original title (in Estonian): "Ridade vahelt lugedes"

    2016 | Students film, Short | Director: Nadja Girich

    Adaptation of original letters by Nobel laureate Ivan Bunin and estonian poetess Maria Karamzina.

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