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  • Ott Tänak -The Movie
    Ott Tänak -The Movie

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Tarvo Mölder

    The film portrays Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak, one of the most elusive athletes in the eyes of the media with highly reclusive character. His self-willed tenacity has forged this stubborn country boy with a roller coaster career into a driven WRC-pilot who for the first time has in reach the fulfilment of his childhood dream – to snatch the world championship title from the equally hungry competitors.

  • Mountains That Were Not There
    Mountains That Were Not There

    Original title: Mäed, mida polnud

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ivar Jurtšenko

    A documentary film that takes the viewer to the great stages of the sport of cycling. Estonians Tanel Kangert and Rein Taaramäe are the same age and both from the small village of Vändra. They are under the microscope as they both cycle in the top-level Astana Pro Team.

  • Englas. Old Warrior
    Englas. Old Warrior

    Original title: Englas. Vana sõdur

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

    This is the story of the two times wrestling World Champion August Englas.

  • The Fencer
    The Fencer

    Original title: Miekkailija

    2015 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Klaus Härö

    Klaus Härö’s TheFencer is a touching drama about a man who finds meaning in his life through the children who need him. The Finnish entry for the Oscars 2016, Best Foreign Language Film.

  • For whom the pulse monitor watch tolls
    For whom the pulse monitor watch tolls

    Original title: Kellele lüüakse pulsikella

    2014 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Andres Keil

    For men in their golden mid-age years recreational sport has become an obsession - instead of fleeing from death their madness might bring them directly to the deathtrap.

  • Kelly
    Kelly

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Andzei Matsukevits, Roman Neimann

  • Work Is Going On!
    Work Is Going On!

    Original title: Töö käib!

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Taavi Arus

  • Between Two Fires
    Between Two Fires

    Original title: Kahe tule vahel

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Martin Korjus

    Documentary about the dreams of a father and his sons in the world of formula and kart racing as well as about the fulfilment of the dream through hard work, success and loneliness.

  • Old fish
    Old fish

    Original title: Vanad kalad

    2010 | Documentary | Director: Triinu Ojalo, Katrin Maimik

  • Baruto - Lost in Translation
    Baruto - Lost in Translation

    Original title: Baruto - Tõlkes kaduma läinud

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Artur Talvik

    Portrait documentary directed by Artur Talvik about Kaido Höövelson alias Baruto and about his difficult journey towards the highest rank of Japanese sumo wrestling.

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