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  • Tõnis Mägi
    Tõnis Mägi

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Priit Pääsuke

    A film about Tõnis Mägi and his music.

  • More than Life
    More than Life

    Original title: Enam kui elu

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Indrek Spungin, Taavi Arus

    This is the story of the last genuine rock star and poet, of his work, and of the anatomy of a punk band.

  • Tabamata Ime (tootmises)
    Tabamata Ime (tootmises)

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Eret Kuusk

  • Arvo Pärt - Even if I lose everything
    Arvo Pärt - Even if I lose everything

    Original title: Arvo Pärt - isegi kui ma kõik kaotan

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    “Even if I lose everything…,“ Arvo Pärt has written in his workbook. He calls the diary his workbooks. In the course of decades, along with work at musical texts, he has filled those workbooks with his contemplations, with his moments of grief and joy, with his finds, discoveries, worries and experience – with everything that might be called the inner life of an artist.

  • Big City Beat
    Big City Beat

    Original title: Suurlinna biit

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ave Häkli, Antti Häkli

    A story of a young Estonian trying to make in London’s music business.

  • Conversations in Non-existent Space
    Conversations in Non-existent Space

    Original title: Kõnelused olematus ruumis

    2015 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Priit Pääsuke, Mart Taniel

    Documentary follows the searches for identity of creative people through experimental and improvisational music.

  • Ester Mägi. Cadenza and motif
    Ester Mägi. Cadenza and motif

    Original title: Ester Mägi. Kadents ja teema

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    One of the most respectable lady of Estonian music, composer Ester Mägi, has written music about sixty years while having remained characteristically conservative.

  • Inner voice
    Inner voice

    Original title: Sisekõla

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey, Students film | Director: Madis Reimund

    What is happening to a composer when his creation is leaving his private space to our common space.

  • Heino Eller - Quinta Essentia
    Heino Eller - Quinta Essentia

    Original title: Heino Eller. Quinta Essentia

    2013 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    The biographical documentary about the renowned composer and lecturer Heino Eller also serves as a part of cultural history of Estonia. While following the story, we experience the most dramatic and cheerful moments of his life and Estonian history.

  • Colours of the Islands
    Colours of the Islands

    Original title: Saarte värvid

    2012 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Madli Lääne

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