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  • 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.

  • Heino Eller - Quinta Essentia
    Heino Eller - Quinta Essentia

    Original title: Heino Eller. Quinta Essentia

    2013 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    The biographical documentary about the renowned composer and lecturer Heino Eller also serves as a part of cultural history of Estonia. While following the story, we experience the most dramatic and cheerful moments of his life and Estonian history.

  • 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.

  • Yearning for Love
    Yearning for Love

    Original title: Armuigatsus

    2007 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Jaan Kolberg

    Musician Arved Haug has created a lot of music for variety shows. During the last decades of his life his muse was actress Anne-Reet Margiste - then the composer wrote his most lyrical, soulful and beautiful songs.

  • 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.

  • Mikk
    Mikk

    2006 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Rein Raamat, Peeter Brambat

    Portrait documentary about Mikk Mikiver, a theatre director and an actor.

  • Ilo From Paris
    Ilo From Paris

    Original title: Ilo Pariisist

    2002 | Documentary, Overviews | Director: Peep Puks

    Ilo Jaik-Riedberg, daughter of writer Juhan Jaik, is the guide to take the viewers around Paris.

  • Antosha
    Antosha

    Original title: Antoša

    1995 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jüri Sillart

    Portrait film by Jüri Sillart about one of the most prominent man in Estonian Television, a talented cinematographer Anton Mutt and about his tragic life.

  • And Then Came the Evening and the Morning
    And Then Came the Evening and the Morning

    Original title: Siis sai õhtu ja sai hommik

    1989 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    Film portrait of the composer Arvo Pärt.

  • RAT EstoniaSavonlinna ooperifestivalil
    RAT EstoniaSavonlinna ooperifestivalil

    1987 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Andres Sööt

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