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  • A Year Full of Drama
    A Year Full of Drama

    Original title: Aasta täis draamat

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marta Pulk

    A young woman takes on an audacious human experiment while trying to find her place in the world and struggling with the past of her family.

  • Ott Tänak -The Movie
    Ott Tänak -The Movie

    2019 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Tarvo Mölder

    The film portrays Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak, one of the most elusive athletes in the eyes of the media with highly reclusive character. His self-willed tenacity has forged this stubborn country boy with a roller coaster career into a driven WRC-pilot who for the first time has in reach the fulfilment of his childhood dream – to snatch the world championship title from the equally hungry competitors.

  • More than Life
    More than Life

    Original title: Enam kui elu

    2018 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Indrek Spungin, Taavi Arus

    This is the story of the last genuine rock star and poet, of his work, and of the anatomy of a punk band.

  • New Rise, Old Ebb
    New Rise, Old Ebb

    Original title: Uus Tõus, Vana Mõõn

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Enrico Barone, Carlo Cubero, Kristiina Pilvet

    In 2016 several fires destroyed several buildings on the island of Piirissaare, among the also the Old Believers prayer house. Praskovja, the 84-year- old choir singer and important member of the community, lost her childhood´s house in one the fires and she is trying to get on her feet down again and continue living.

  • Help, I Need Love
    Help, I Need Love

    Original title: Appi, ma vajan armastust

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Minna Hint

    Love is not for everybody.

  • St. John’s Day
    St. John’s Day

    Original title: Jaanipäev

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Aleksandr Heifets, Jaak Kilmi

    On the day preceding the St. John’s celebration, tens of thousands of people wait for hours in a queue that stretches for kilometers, in order to board the barge that will take them to the island Saaremaa.

  • Babyface
    Babyface

    Original title: Beebilõust

    2009 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Margit Lillak

    Portrait documentary about Andrus Elbing alias Babyface - a poet, rap singer and hip-hop artist with a complicated background.

  • Sweet idealists Signe and Arseni Mölder
    Sweet idealists Signe and Arseni Mölder

    Original title: Armsad idealistid Signe ja Arseni Mõlder

    2007 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Rein Raamat

    Portrait documentary directed by Rein Raamat about artists' couple Signe and Arseni Mölder.

  • Two-Faced Island
    Two-Faced Island

    Original title: Kahe näoga saar

    2005 | Observation, Documentary | Director: Kerttu Soans

    Tanja lives on Vormsi island for the second winter. Every morning she opens the door of the village shop for the visitors, either for one or one hundred people.

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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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