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  • Love and Toil
    Love and Toil

    Original title: Armastus ja sunnitöö

    2024 | Amateur films, Movie | Director: Ingrid Ulst

    The film is based on Part V of the novel "Truth and Justice" by A.H. Tammsaare.

  • Estonian Funeral
    Estonian Funeral

    Original title: Eesti matus

    2021 | Feature film, Full length feature | Director: René Vilbre

    Based on one of the longest running plays in Estonian theatre, “Eesti matus“ by Andrus Kivirähk, this is a comedy full of hilarious characters and unexpected situations where Estonian national-conservative view of the world clashes with more liberal European values of the younger generation.

  • At the End of the Day
    At the End of the Day

    Original title: Päeva lõpus

    2009 | Feature film, Full length feature | Director: Maiju Ingman

    Maiju Ingman's drama about loneliness, love, childhood memories and vanishing village life.

  • Taxi-Driver

    Original title: Taksojuhid

    2004 | TV feature | Director: Ingomar Vihmar, Jussi Niilekselä

  • Looking for a Holy Grail
    Looking for a Holy Grail

    Original title: Graali otsimas

    2002 | Documentary | Director: Britt Urbla-Keller

    The documentary follows the production process of an ambitious project "The Grail" by Von Krahl Theatre.

  • Hereditas

    Original title: Hereditas

    1997 | Documentary, Overviews | Director: Liina Kulles

    In the area surrounding the Dominican monastery in the heart of Tallinn, unique spiritual and cultural life has emerged that influences the entire city.

  • Indrek

    Original title: Indrek

    1975 | Feature film, Full length feature | Director: Mikk Mikiver

    The first feature film directed by Mikk Mikiver is based on the play "Man and God" staged by Voldemar Panso in 1962 in Estonian Drama Theatre. The story is based on the second part of pentalogy "Truth and Justice" by Anton Hansen Tammsaare.

  • Hamlet

    1970 | TV feature, TV feature | Director: Voldemar Panso, Mari-Liis Küla

  • "Song of seduction" in Vanemuine Theatre
    "Song of seduction" in Vanemuine Theatre

    Original title: "Peibutuslaul" Vanemuises

    1956 | Newsreels, Newsreel 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Nikolai Dolinski

    Scene from Aadu Hint's play "Song of seduction" performed in the small house of Theatre Vanemuine.

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