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  • Four Stones
    Four Stones

    Original title: Neli kivi

    2021 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Francesco Rosso

    I’m the monk and the lover, I’m the chosen one and the abandoned one, I’m the inbreath and the outbreath.

  • Year Of The Pig
    Year Of The Pig

    Original title: Sea aasta

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Raimo Jõerand

    The film gives us a look into a year in our recent history, namely the year 2019, which polarised our people in politics and between generations. Without choosing sides and without unnecessary explanations the events shown in the film create a thought provoking story about a nations arrival to the end of the industrial age.

  • Immortal
    Immortal

    Original title in Estonian: Surematu

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ksenia Ohhapkina

    Born to march to the rhythms of the power, they follow the promise of immortality. The film looks at the making of a Russian citizen from a fresh angle.

  • Next Stop
    Next Stop

    Original title: Raudteemaja nr 3

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Karin Reinberg

  • Ballada
    Ballada

    2001 | Students film, Short | Director: Märt Sildvee

  • Good Hands
    Good Hands

    Original title: Head käed

    2001 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Peeter Simm

    The crime comedy directed by Peeter Simm is based on the story "Arnold" by Toomas Raudam. It is an adventurous tale about friendship, humanity and discovering love.

  • City Unplugged
    City Unplugged

    Darkness in Tallinn

    1993 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Ilkka Järvilaturi

    The action film directed by Finnish filmmaker Ilkka Järvi-Laturi tells the story how the national gold reserve arrives at Tallinn after Estonia has regained its independence and how the local mafia has extensive plans to steal it. Soome režissööri Ilkka Järvilaturi märulifilm Eesti kullavarude jõudmisest Tallinna pärast taasiseseisvumist ja kohaliku maffia suurejoonelisest plaanist kuld röövida.

  • To Shura
    To Shura

    Original title: Šurale

    1990 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Renita Lintrop, Hannes Lintrop

    A film about an elderly Russian woman who was an industrial worker in Estonia. Despite her hard existence and horrible working conditions she trusts in God and human cordiality. The film is part of a series of portraits by the Lintrups (who also made cogito, ergo sumof elderly and somewhat strange Estonians that relate the history of this small ethnic group.

  • Teade parlamendile
    Teade parlamendile

    1989 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Valentin Kuik

  • How Are Yoy Going On, Virumaa?
    How Are Yoy Going On, Virumaa?

    Original title: Kuidas elad, Virumaa?

    1988 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Peeter Tooming

    Documentary directed by Peeter Tooming about the biggest environmental protest in 1988, a youth bike trip through the desolate areas in Viru county, Estonia.

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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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