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  • Kerro 40
    Kerro 40

    2017 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Aljona Suržikova

    Story about family club Kerro in the countryside of Mid Estonia.

  • Burlesquers
    Burlesquers

    Original title: Burleskitarid

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Kristjan Ojang

    A portrait about Estonian burlesque performers, how they organise events in Estonia and prepare for performances.

  • Old Clown
    Old Clown

    Original title: Vana kloun

    2011 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    Documentary film tells a story of legendary Soviet time clown Sergey Fatkin. Due to popularity he was allowed to pass iron curtain and visit 35 countries in times when many Soviets didn’t see any foreign country ever. At Paris nightclub Olympia Fatkin performed together with Jaques Brel. Later on Sergei Fatkin made a fatal mistake smuggling Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago into the country. Officially banned book was hand copied and passed around. KGB soon traced down Sergei Fatkin and the legendary clown was arrested, liberated from his titles, awards and private possessions. Ironically – the man who had passed around a book about Soviet prisons was imprisoned for years. Nowadays Sergei Fatkin, free again, is still working modestly as a clown, performing at kindergartens mostly.

  • Old fish
    Old fish

    Original title: Vanad kalad

    2010 | Documentary | Director: Triinu Ojalo, Katrin Maimik

  • Staar maakas
    Staar maakas

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Urmas Eero Liiv

  • Eric. Child of fire
    Eric. Child of fire

    Original title: Eric. Tule laps

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Eric and his world.

  • Pretty people
    Pretty people

    Original title: Ilusad inimesed

    2008 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Missikonkursil Miss Vaimukad 2007 asuvad võistlustulle vaimupuudega neiud-naised, omamoodi ilusad ja õnnelikud inimesed.

  • Journey in Quest of Eurydike
    Journey in Quest of Eurydike

    Original title: Eurydike otsinguteel

    2007 | Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    In his searches in the world of dance, Dorian Supin meets the zest for life of elderly people, the dedication of amateur dancers and the polished performance of professional dancers. Dance frees the ancient power of creation in people.

  • Smiling Women
    Smiling Women

    Original title: Naeratavad naised

    2003 | Documentary | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    Kihnu is an island of women since they have always maintained optimism and households in that island.

  • The Man Who Opens Doors
    The Man Who Opens Doors

    Original title: Mees, kes avab uksi

    2003 | Documentary | Director: Igor Ruus

    Two blind men want to live a full life despite of their disability and help others.

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