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  • Vseviov
    Vseviov

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Elen Lotman

    It's David Vseviov's birthday - a day that becomes a journey through stories of time

  • The Woman in the Picture
    The Woman in the Picture

    Original title: Naine pildil

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Priit Valkna

    Laurentsius and Parikas. Two artists and two eras. One house. Cherchez la femme....

  • Those Who Dare – on solidarity of small nations
    Those Who Dare – on solidarity of small nations

    Original title (Icelandic): Deir Sem Dora

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Ólafur Rögnvaldsson

  • Flowers from the Mount of Olives
    Flowers from the Mount of Olives

    Original title: Õlimäe õied

    2013 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Heilika Pikkov

    Isiklik ja intiimne lugu Jeruusalemmas asuvast Õlimäe kloostrist ja erakordse elusaatusega eestlannast, nunn ema Ksenijast. Heilika Pikkov’s feature length creative documentary „Flowers from the Mount of Olives“ was shot within two years at The Mount of Olives Convent of the Ascension of Our Lord in Jerusalem.

  • To Breathe as One
    To Breathe as One

    Original title: Üheshingamine

    2013 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Maureen Castle Tusty

  • Love remains, love returns
    Love remains, love returns

    Original title: Armud jäänud, armud tulnud

    2012 | Documentary | Director: Tõnu Virve

    Vahur Linnuste, an expatriate Estonian living in Paris, has promoted Estonian spirit, nation and culture abroad for many decades. He tells his colourful story of life and expresses his opionion about the backgrounds of politics in Europe and the whole world that have influenced the development of the Republic of Estonia.

  • Purge
    Purge

    Original title: Puhastus

    2012 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Antti J. Jokinen

    The feature film directed by Antti J. Jokinen is based on the novel "Purge" (by Sofi Oksanen) that has been translated into more than 20 languages and that has received numerous literary awards, telling about political terror against a small nation and about mental as well as physical violence towards an individual.

  • Underwater Flights
    Underwater Flights

    Original title: Allveelennud

    2012 | Feature film, Short | Director: Jaak Kilmi

  • Kosmos 68 - Legends vol 1
    Kosmos 68 - Legends vol 1

    Original title: Kosmos 68 - Legendid vol 1

    2011 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Peeter Brambat

    Documentary about Estonian rock music as a birth-story of a fresh thought in the contradictional Soviet cultural space.

  • Timeless
    Timeless

    Original title: Aegumatu

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    According to director Andres Sööt the film has not been made for those who know nothing or don't want to know about the deportation that took place in June 1941. The film has been dedicated to those who can never again talk about this event, those who passed away because of the unjustness.

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