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  • Love express
    Love express

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kuba Mikurda

    A documentary celebrating the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled sensitivity, revered in the 1970s, who was later labeled as a maker of erotic movies.

  • Prospekt Mira
    Prospekt Mira

    2018 | Students film, Short | Director: Lidiia Nye

    Lidiia Nye's short film about post-soviet block family problems. It is harder every day for elderly people who have lived through soviet times and its collapse to find understanding with the young generation. What used to be their life purpose is now a sad industrial zone with many years to build up.

  • The Riddle of Jaan Niemand
    The Riddle of Jaan Niemand

    Original title: Põrgu Jaan

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaur Kokk

    "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." Lao-Zi.

  • In the Crosswind
    In the Crosswind

    Original title: Risttuules

    2014 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Martti Helde

    It is 3 AM on June 14, 1941. More than 40,000 Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians are deported to Siberia by the authorities of Soviet Russia.

  • Class of 1943
    Class of 1943

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Helga Merits

  • Hella W
    Hella W

    Original title: Hella W

    2011 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Juha Wuolijoki

    An epic biographical film about Hella Wuolijoki, Finnish public figure and writer who was born and raised in Estonia.

  • Silent Surrender
    Silent Surrender

    Original title: Ma elasin Eesti Vabariigis

    2010 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    Documentary by Liina Triškina about the year of 1939 that was fateful for the republic of Estonia. The film studies the subjects of freedom and critical situations, doings and undoings.

  • Breakfast On The Grass
    Breakfast On The Grass

    Original title: Eine murul

    1987 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Priit Pärn

  • Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Part I and II
    Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Part I and II

    Original title: Briljandid proletariaadi diktatuurile, I ja II jagu

    1975 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Grigori Kromanov

    Political adventure film directed by Grigori Kromanov is based on the novel "Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat" by Julian Semyonov. The film, based on true historical events, partly on real people and facts, became a cult film in Russia. Among others, the following Russian top actors play in the film: Aleksandr Kaidanovsky, Margarita Terekhova, Nikolay Volkov and Vladimir Ivashov. Also, several famous Estonian actors perform in the film.

  • Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Part I and II
    Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Part I and II

    Original title: Briljandid proletariaadi diktatuurile, I ja II jagu

    1975 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Grigori Kromanov

    Political adventure film directed by Grigori Kromanov is based on the novel "Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat" by Julian Semyonov. The film, based on true historical events, partly on real people and facts, became a cult film in Russia. Among others, the following Russian top actors play in the film: Aleksandr Kaidanovsky, Margarita Terekhova, Nikolay Volkov and Vladimir Ivashov. Also, several famous Estonian actors perform in the film.

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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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