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  • Leonhard Lapin. Process
    Leonhard Lapin. Process

    Original title: Leonhard Lapin. Protsess

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director:

    This film portraits Leonhard Lapin, a creator born in an Estonian small town called Räpina in the 1950s, who becomes one of the most outstanding avant-garde artists on the Soviet Estonian art and architecture scene. The film also reveals the creator’s worldview, beliefs and rebellious nature.

  • The Little Comrade
    The Little Comrade

    Original title: Seltsimees laps

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Moonika Siimets

    Six-year-old Leelo’s mother is deported to a Siberian prison camp during Stalinist repressions. The little girl tries to be as good as she can in the belief that this will bring her mother back home.

  • Aktuaalne Narva
    Aktuaalne Narva

    2016 | Other categories | Director: Aljona Suržikova

    Documentary about city of Narva.

  • Dawn
    Dawn

    Original title (Latvian): Ausma

    2015 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Laila Pakalniņa

    Has betrayal in Soviet time become act of heroism in modern times?

  • Pit No. 8
    Pit No. 8

    2010 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Marianna Kaat

  • Nazis and Blondes
    Nazis and Blondes

    Original title: Fritsud ja blondiinid

    2008 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Arbo Tammiksaar

    Estonian-Latvian co-production about the "established fascists" - Baltic actors who were used by the Soviet film industry to create the representation of an enemy and to recreate the image of Baltic people as fascists.

  • The Kings of the Time
    The Kings of the Time

    Original title: Aja meistrid

    2008 | Documentary, Portrey, Animation, Puppet | Director: Mait Laas

    Documentary with the elements of animation directed by Mait Laas about the founders of Eesti Nukufilm, film directors Elbert Tuganov and Heino Pars.

  • Ühe filmi lugu
    Ühe filmi lugu

    2007 | Documentary, Making of | Director: Enn Säde

  • Man from the City of Masters
    Man from the City of Masters

    Original title: Mees meistrite linnast

    2006 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Brambat

    Documentary portrait by Peeter Brambat about Ants VIidalepp, an elderly painter and professor emeritus.

  • The Collapse of The Soviet Union
    The Collapse of The Soviet Union

    Original title: Eestlased Kremlis

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Toomas Lepp

    The activities of the Estonian representatives at the Congress of the Communist Party of Soviet Union led to the collapse of the Soviet empire.

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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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