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  • A Man From A Fairytale
    A Man From A Fairytale

    Original title: Mees muinasjutust

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    The end of one act is the beginning of another. The documentary about Toomas Edur tells us an intimate story about the most outstanding Estonian ballet artist, his searches, changes in his life and adapting to those changes.

  • Attorney Monika Mägi
    Attorney Monika Mägi

    Original title: Monika

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ken Saan, Steven-Hristo Evestus

    Retired top lawyer Monika Mägi and Steven-Hristo Evestus, who is at the peak of his prosecuting career will argue.

  • House of a Dream
    House of a Dream

    Original title: Ühe unistuse maja

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    For most people ballet is dancing. For ballet dancers this is life!

  • Red Cabaret
    Red Cabaret

    Original title: Punane varietee

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • Elizabeth`s Playground
    Elizabeth`s Playground

    Original title: Elizabethi mänguväljak

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Maris Kerge, Erik Norkroos

    Little Elizabeth is traveling around in a miraculous world of ballet.

  • Ballet Master
    Ballet Master

    Original title: Balletmeister

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    "Ballet Master", a documentary full of dancing, is a journey through the creative world of the internationally recognized choreographer Mai Murdmaa. Murdmaa is our guide and helps us see dancing as a medium for creating art. "Ballet Master" visualizes choreography but mostly gives it a meaning. Murdmaa's creative work and private life are inseparable. One ballet master, two different forms of society. One art - sacral, mystical, erotic, aesthetic - but so many difficult aspects before the creation can reach the audience.

  • Sinine kõrb
    Sinine kõrb

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ruti Murusalu

  • Working Title: Wunderkind
    Working Title: Wunderkind

    Original title: Tööpealkiri: Imelaps

    2012 | Music Documentary, Documentary, Portrey | Director: Marianna Kaat

  • Estonia
    Estonia

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Hannes Lintrop, Renita Lintrop

    History documentary by Hannes and Renita Lintrop about the 100th anniversary of Estonia Theatre and its building where the stories of Estonian nationhood and culture are intertwined.

  • The Last Phantoms
    The Last Phantoms

    2006 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Marianna Kaat

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