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  • A Loss of Something Ever Felt
    A Loss of Something Ever Felt

    Original title: Üht kaotust igavesti kandsin

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Carlos Eduardo Lesmes Lopéz

    Dutiful daughter Eeva embarks on a quest to find and save her brother, deep in the bowels of Bogotás underworld.

  • Eesti nafta
    Eesti nafta

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Liina Särkinen

    A Mother and daughter, searching for an answer to what could be the fuel for life in a small country Estonia. One of them grows Nettle, the other one is a famous youtuber.

  • Fred Jüssi. The Beauty of Being
    Fred Jüssi. The Beauty of Being

    Original title: Fred Jüssi. Olemise ilu

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Jaan Tootsen

    Fred Jüssi has built his life at the crossroads between nature and culture. This film is about fruitful idling.

  • The Tortoise And The Hare
    The Tortoise And The Hare

    Original title: Kilpkonn ja jänes

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Ülo Pikkov

    The journey to infinity.

  • 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.

  • Bigger Than Sports
    Bigger Than Sports

    Original title: Suurem kui sport

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kerttu Soans

    Uncompromising "Crazy Coach" Arvi Aavik is creating the Estonian women's wrestling team out of a few capable girls.

  • Dance Of Death
    Dance Of Death

    Original title: Surmatants

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vaiko Edur

    Documentary about American cultural historian Paul Firnhaber, who has found his peace in a small town of Estonia, called Viljandi.

  • Funeral Diaries
    Funeral Diaries

    Original title: Matusepäevikud

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    The daily bread of ministers of small congregations is not sermons in the church; it is constant work with the old and the dying. A holy man who has been removed from his friends and peers and suddenly transplanted into another culture is often lonely and broken himself.

  • Hold Onto Me
    Hold Onto Me

    Original title: Ära mind lahti lase

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ingrid Hübscher, Sigrid Reede

    Conductor Elo Tammsalu-Schmitz left Estonia 20 years ago because of love. As she prepares to take the European Choir of Estonians to the Estonian national Song Celebration, her German husband Hartmut also needs to learn the songs.

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