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  • Come Back Free
    Come Back Free

    Original title: Tule tagasi vabana

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Ksenia Ohhapkina

    A poetic documentary about life in a war torn Chechen village, with the cemetery as its symbolic focal point. The village lives and breathes in unison.

  • Colours of the Islands
    Colours of the Islands

    Original title: Saarte värvid

    2012 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Madli Lääne

  • Kuku: I Will Survive
    Kuku: I Will Survive

    Original title: Kuku: Mina jään ellu

    2011 | Documentary, Portrey, Students film | Director: Andres Maimik, Kaidi Kaasik

  • Return of Jaan Manitski
    Return of Jaan Manitski

    Original title: Jaan Manitski tagasitulek

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Rein Raamat

    Portrait documentary by Rein Raamat about Jaan Manitski, a well-off expatriate Estonian who returned to his fatherland and established an impressive cultural centre in his home village Viinistu.

  • The Gummybear
    The Gummybear

    Original title: Kummikaru

    2009 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Indrek Simm

  • 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.

  • Afanassi
    Afanassi

    2005 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    Documentary about Afanassi Triškin's and his granddaughter Liina Triškina's journey to Afanassi's first home in Central Russia.

  • Südamelaul
    Südamelaul

    1991 | Documentary | Director: Kersti Uibo

  • Kahe kodu ballaad   I seeria
    Kahe kodu ballaad I seeria

    1985 | TV feature, TV feature, Series | Director: Ago-Endrik Kerge

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