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  • 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.

  • Unt´s hour
    Unt´s hour

    Original title: Unditund

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Maria Avdjuško

    One of the most extraordinary personas in Estonian cultural history is undoubtedly the writer, director, publicist, lecturer and a public figure Mati Unt.

  • Ash & Money
    Ash & Money

    Original title: Kust tuleb tolm ja kuhu kaob raha?

    2013 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Ene-Liis Semper, Tiit Ojasoo

    Documentary by Ene-Liis Semper and Tiit Ojasoo about the short and stormy development story of a non-existent political party "Unified Estonia" - the political theatre project lasted for 44 days.

  • 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.

  • I have also talent for thunder
    I have also talent for thunder

    Original title: Mul annet on ka äikeseks

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Documentary by Vahur Laiapea about Elmo Nüganen, talented actor and stage director, and the head stage manager of Tallinn City Theatre.

  • Romeo, Julia ja Jüri
    Romeo, Julia ja Jüri

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Karin Reinberg, Liina Keevallik

  • Father, Son and Holy Theatre
    Father, Son and Holy Theatre

    Original title: Isa, Poeg ja Teatri Vaim

    2009 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Marko Raat

    Alar Sudak alias Elaan is an actor who takes the whole stage and who won't leave the place - theatrality and the spirit of theatre complete the dramatic world of the life's artist.

  • Headwind Hall
    Headwind Hall

    Original title: Vastutuulesaal

    2007 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Priit Valkna

  • Katja
    Katja

    2007 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Eve Ester

    Recollective portrait documentary about actress Katrin Välbe.

  • 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.

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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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