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  • Kunst on ainuke pääsetee
    Kunst on ainuke pääsetee

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Marianne Kõrver

  • Long Live the Scandals!
    Long Live the Scandals!

    Original title: Elagu skandaalid ja kollased sandaalid

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    Documentary about Estonian contemporary artist Leonhard Lapin.

  • Heldur
    Heldur

    2017 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Karol Ansip

    Shortly before Estonia regained its independence, a painting studio came into being, a studio that was guided by principles of painting that dated back to the First Republic. Heldur Viires, the leader and teacher of the school, has been passing on his knowledge of colour and light for thirty meaningful years.

  • Always is always
    Always is always

    Original title: Alati on alati

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Tõnis Lepik

    The film introduces the daily activities and creative work of the last year in artist Jaan Paavle's life, including his beliefs, attitudes and contradictions with the society.

  • Rat Trap
    Rat Trap

    Original title: Rotilõks

    2011 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Andres Puustusmaa

    The adventurous drama directed by Andres Puustusmaa is based on true events. Both Estonian and Russian actors are involved, including Marina Aleksandrova, Nikolai Fomenko and Kirill Käro, a rising film star with Estonian roots.

  • Estonian Stories. Pastacas
    Estonian Stories. Pastacas

    Original title: Pastacas

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Rein Kotov

    Portrait documentary by Rein Kotov about Estonian musician and artist Ramo Teder alias Pastacas who lives in Finland.

  • Evald Okas
    Evald Okas

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Tõnu Virve

    94-year-old Evald Okas's life has been dedicated to art: the grand master himself casts light upon the stories of how his artwork was born, tells about his life and reveals the secrets of his working principles.

  • Toomik's Movie
    Toomik's Movie

    Original title: Toomiku film

    2008 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Marko Raat

  • Shop of Dreams
    Shop of Dreams

    Original title: Stiilipidu

    2005 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Peeter Urbla

    The humorous drama directed by Peeter Urbla tells about three women running a costume shop and who want help people to fulfill their dreams. However, it is reality that makes the rules in their illusory world.

  • Maire Männik, 54 rue du Montparnasse
    Maire Männik, 54 rue du Montparnasse

    Original title: Maire Männik, 54 rue du Montparnasse

    2000 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Rein Raamat

    Sculptor Maire Männik started her sculpture studies in Estonia but during the war she moved to France and her artwork was mostly created in Paris.

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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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