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  • The Days That Confused
    The Days That Confused

    Original title (in Estonian): Päevad, mis ajasid segadusse

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Triin Ruumet

    The Days that Confused is a story of a young man trying to make sense of life in the summer heat of late 1990s in Estonia.

  • Stromka
    Stromka

    Original title: Stromka

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Markus Orav

    "Stromka" is an observing condition-film which focuses on the peaceful rhythm of the diverse Stroomi beach, including it's captivating nature and colorful inhabitants.

  • Breakfast on the Grass
    Breakfast on the Grass

    Original title: Eine murul

    2011 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Erik Alunurm, Mihkel Reha, Mari-Liis Rebane, Mari Pakkas

  • Graveyard Keeper's Daughter
    Graveyard Keeper's Daughter

    Original title: Surnuaiavahi tütar

    2011 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Katrin Laur

    The feature film directed by Katrin Laur tells the story of a girl who grows up in a periphery of Estonia, in the middle of unemployment and alcoholism. Her parents are unable to lead a good life and without love, hope and grace their family would be broken.

  • Staar maakas
    Staar maakas

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Urmas Eero Liiv

  • Valli`s Bar
    Valli`s Bar

    Original title: Valli baar

    2008 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • A View from the Mountain
    A View from the Mountain

    Original title: Vaade mäelt

    2007 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Edvard Oja

    Salla, population 150, with its own school, ploughed fields and well-maintained homes. This place reflects the culture of the rural folk of Estonia and their everyday activities.

  • Jonathan from Australia
    Jonathan from Australia

    Original title: Jonathan Austraaliast

    2007 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Sulev Keedus

    Documentary directed by Sulev Keedus about the harsh daily life of people living in a small place called Mustjala, the island of Saaremaa; about the construction of a deep port at the coast of Saaremaa; and about the arrival of the bright white German cruise ship.

  • Votka
    Votka

    2006 | Students film, Short | Director: Sami Taavetti Hyvönen

  • Inspector
    Inspector

    Original title: Järelvalveinspektor

    2003 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Madli Lääne

    Documentary about Andrus Purje, inspector of Harju County, whose everyday work offers little food for the soul.

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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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