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  • 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.

  • Dance With The Devil's Grandma
    Dance With The Devil's Grandma

    Original title: Tants vanakuradi vanaemaga

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Alice Järvet

    The film summarises the sad truth about the “games” played at the edge by Konstantin Päts, the first President of the Republic of Estonia, and Johan Laidoner, the then Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces in Estonia.

  • 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.

  • Legacy
    Legacy

    Original title: Pärand

    2011 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Eeva Jäntti

    The documentary produced in collaboration between Estonia and Finland tells about Sillamäe, a former strictly classified mining town in East-Viru county. The town "inherited" the depository of radioactive waste during the Soviet time.

  • Timeless
    Timeless

    Original title: Aegumatu

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    According to director Andres Sööt the film has not been made for those who know nothing or don't want to know about the deportation that took place in June 1941. The film has been dedicated to those who can never again talk about this event, those who passed away because of the unjustness.

  • Lobotomy
    Lobotomy

    Original title: Lobotoomia

    2010 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Juri Haštševatski

  • The Revolution that Wasn't
    The Revolution that Wasn't

    2009 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Aljona Polunina

  • Lotman's World
    Lotman's World

    Original title: Lotmani maailm

    2008 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Agne Nelk

    Portrait documentary with humorous touch tells about Juri Lotman, a world famous semiotician. The film is based on archival materials.

  • 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.

  • Our name will be forgotten in the course of time
    Our name will be forgotten in the course of time

    Original title: Ajapikku unustatakse meie nimi

    2008 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary by Andres Sööt about the deportation that took place in June 1941 in Estonia. The film has been dedicated to all victims of this event.

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