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  • Truth or Justice
    Truth or Justice

    Original title: Tõde ja õigus

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Tanel Toom

    Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber’s Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into a flourishing farm of his dreams – to bring truth and justice to a god forsaken place.

  • December Heat
    December Heat

    Original title: Detsembrikuumus

    2008 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Asko Kase

    The first full-length feature directed by Asko Kase is an enthralling action drama based on true historical events about the Communist rebellion in Estonia held on December 1st, 1924.

  • Dear Mister Moon
    Dear Mister Moon

    Original title: Kallis Härra Q

    1998 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Rao Heidmets

    The debut feature film directed by Rao Heidmets is based on the children's story "Dear Mister Moon" by Aino Pervik and tells about children's yearning for genuine family relations.

  • Back to Europe
    Back to Europe

    Original title: Kapsapea 2 ehk Tagasi Euroopasse

    1997 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Riho Unt

    The film “Back to Europe“ is a parody of the classic adventure film genre.

  • Antsla. Autumn 1993
    Antsla. Autumn 1993

    Original title: Antsla. Sügis 1993

    1993 | Documentary | Director: Mati-Jüri Põldre

  • Those Old Love Letters
    Those Old Love Letters

    1992 | TV feature, TV feature | Director: Mati-Jüri Põldre

  • The Lost Road
    The Lost Road

    Original title: See kadunud tee

    1990 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Jaan Kolberg

    The symbolistic-allegorical drama directed by Jaan Kolberg is based on the novel "The Good Harbour" by August Mälk (published in 1942) and other works of the same writer. The events of the film have been adjusted to the contemporary times.

  • The Red Violin
    The Red Violin

    Original title: Punane viiul

    1974 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

    The film directed by Kaljo Kiisk tells the story of Eduard Sõrmus, a charismatic musician and a revolutionary also known by the name The Red Violinist in Europe between the two great wars. The film is a co-production of Tallinnfilm and Defa (German Democratic Republic).

  • The Last Relic
    The Last Relic

    Original title: Viimne reliikvia

    1969 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Grigori Kromanov

    The historical-romantic adventure film directed by Grigory Romanov is based on the characters and motifs from the story "Prince Gabriel or the Last Days of Pirita Monastery" by Eduard Bornhöhe and on the events of 1968 in Europe. The song lyrics by Paul-Eerik Rummo and touch of humour add depth to the film that has reached the cult status in Estonia.

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Republic of Estonia Information System Authority jury comprising industry experts selected the Estonian Film Database to be the winner in civil society e-services category for 2015

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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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