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  • Memorial Day
    Memorial Day

    Original title: Mälestuspäev

    2020 | Feature film, Short | Director: Andrus Tuisk

    This film was completed as part of a short film contest: A 1-minute film for the digital year. The competition was announced by Estonian Film Institute and the Year of Digital Culture 2020 in the circumstances of emergency situation due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world.

  • My Paradise
    My Paradise

    2009 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Liene Lavina

  • A View from the Mountain
    A View from the Mountain

    Original title: Vaade mäelt

    2007 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Edvard Oja

    Salla, population 150, with its own school, ploughed fields and well-maintained homes. This place reflects the culture of the rural folk of Estonia and their everyday activities.

  • The Sound of the Conductor
    The Sound of the Conductor

    Original title: Dirigendi kõla

    2007 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Peter Murdmaa, Helle Karis

    Portrait documentary about Eri Klas, a legendary Estonian musician, through his creative and private life.

  • King for a Day
    King for a Day

    Original title: Kuningas üheks päevaks

    2002 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Peeter Urbla

    Documentary by Peeter Urbla about Aare Hõrn, owner of Mihkli Farm, and about his activities as Seto King.

  • Südamelaul
    Südamelaul

    1991 | Documentary | Director: Kersti Uibo

  • Estonian Literary Critics and Historians in Sigtuna and Uppsala in 1989
    Estonian Literary Critics and Historians in Sigtuna and Uppsala in 1989

    Title in Estonian: Eesti kirjanduskriitikud ja -teadlased Sigtunas ja Uppsalas 1989

    1989 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Estonian literary critics and historians Sirje Kiin, Mart Orav and Oskar Kruus in Sigtuna and Uppsala on April 22, 1989. Meeting with Ilona Laaman in her home. Visiting the graves of Loorits and Saareste.

  • Family 45
    Family 45

    Title in Estonian: Perekond 45

    1979 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The family chronicle of the activities of the married writers' couple Enn and Helga Nõu in 1977-1979. 20th wedding anniversary. Enn Nõu defends his Doctoral thesis. In Stockholm skerries. Winter with lots of snow. The speedboat is let into water.

  • Next to the monastery wall
    Next to the monastery wall

    Original title: Kloostri müüri kõrval

    1968 | Documentary | Director: Vladimir Žukov

    Documentary about war criminals in Pechory, Russia, during the German occupation in 1941-1944.

  • Placing Wreaths on Jüri Uluots's Grave in 1946
    Placing Wreaths on Jüri Uluots's Grave in 1946

    Original title: Pärgade asetamine Jüri Uluotsa kalmule 1946

    1946 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Memorial service and placing wreaths to Prof. Jüri Uluots's grave on his 1st death anniversary in January 1946.

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