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  • Long Live the Scandals!
    Long Live the Scandals!

    Original title: Elagu skandaalid ja kollased sandaalid

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    Documentary about Estonian contemporary artist Leonhard Lapin.

  • Heldur
    Heldur

    2017 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Karol Ansip

    Shortly before Estonia regained its independence, a painting studio came into being, a studio that was guided by principles of painting that dated back to the First Republic. Heldur Viires, the leader and teacher of the school, has been passing on his knowledge of colour and light for thirty meaningful years.

  • ANK ’64 / 2013
    ANK ’64 / 2013

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Nora Särak

    Members of the art group ANK'64 talk about their thoughts with the backdrop of the retrospective exhibition "ANK'64. Half a Century in Art" that was held in Tallinn Art Hall in 2013.

  • Out of the hole
    Out of the hole

    Original title: August välja!

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Peter Murdmaa

    Leida Rammo, Estonian oldest performing actress, believes in miracles and passionately fights for the new building of Tallinn City Theatre.

  • Always is always
    Always is always

    Original title: Alati on alati

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Tõnis Lepik

    The film introduces the daily activities and creative work of the last year in artist Jaan Paavle's life, including his beliefs, attitudes and contradictions with the society.

  • Construction Artist Toomas Rein
    Construction Artist Toomas Rein

    Original title: Ehituskunstnik Toomas Rein

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Brambat

    Documentary by Peeter Brambat about architect Toomas Rein.

  • Money and Poetry
    Money and Poetry

    The original title "Raha ja poeesia"

    2010 | Documentary | Director: Imre Annus

    The following film is about Siim­Tanel Annus’ exhibition „Money and Poetry“ in Pärnu Art Hall in 2010.

  • Doctor Grossmann's Land of the Gods
    Doctor Grossmann's Land of the Gods

    Original title: Doktor Grossmanni jumalate maa

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Galina Grossmann is an exceptional woman who paints Jesus, composes an opera about Jesus and performs the musical work with the influences of Estonian folklore to the residents of a retirement home.

  • Evald Okas
    Evald Okas

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Tõnu Virve

    94-year-old Evald Okas's life has been dedicated to art: the grand master himself casts light upon the stories of how his artwork was born, tells about his life and reveals the secrets of his working principles.

  • Freedom Starts from Within
    Freedom Starts from Within

    Original title: Vabadus algab seest. Kai-Mai Olbri autoportree

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kai-Mai Olbri

    This film's central theme is freedom - human and above all artist's freedom: artistic, spiritual and physical, observed retroactively by the author herself. This sincere and confessional biography examines the author's complicated and versatile artistic nature. Marriage to a loved one brings on a clear understanding of responsibility. You become positive, that happy co-existence is what allows a human being to feel free. It is because of that freedom, that you can take on new challenges and understand, that be it painting, writing, acting, or filming - your art is one whole.

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