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  • Ahto. Chasing A Dream
    Ahto. Chasing A Dream

    Original title: Ahto. Unistuste jaht

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Jaanis Valk

    An adventurer who dreams big and wants to prove to the world that his dream is possible, finds himself in the middle of the war and in the turmoil of complex human relationships...

  • Pets and Berlin
    Pets and Berlin

    Original title: Pets ja Berliin

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Taavi Arus

    A story about a legend of Estonian punk scene Peeter Männiksoo aka Pasa-Pets, who has been living for years in Berlin. It is a story about a man's survival in a big city, a story about loneliness, struggle and freedom. It's a poem about Pets and Berlin.

  • Letting Go
    Letting Go

    Original title: Lahtilaskmise lugu

    2017 | Animation, Other types of animation | Director: Ülo Pikkov

    Story about a young girl from orphanage who wants to let go of the shadows that haunt her past.

  • 6th January (Epiphany)
    6th January (Epiphany)

    Original title (in Estonian): "6.jaanuar (Kolmekuningapäev)"

    2013 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Nora Särak

  • Jesus, Gays and Pussicats
    Jesus, Gays and Pussicats

    Original title: Jeesus, homod ja kiisud

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jaan Kolberg

    The protagonist of the documentary is Rein Mets, an extremely controversial man known as an evangelist and founder of the Living Word religious movement in Estonia. He is also a father of five children, a bisexual and has been living together with a man for more than 20 years.

  • Hella W
    Hella W

    Original title: Hella W

    2011 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Juha Wuolijoki

    An epic biographical film about Hella Wuolijoki, Finnish public figure and writer who was born and raised in Estonia.

  • Man Who Lived in Three-Dimensional Time
    Man Who Lived in Three-Dimensional Time

    Original title: Monoloogid 3D

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Arko Okk

    The documentary gives a minimalistic portrait about Lennart Meri, former President of Estonia, through the recollections by his contemporaries.

  • Putukas ja Mõmmi
    Putukas ja Mõmmi

    2007 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Mart Taevere

  • A Family
    A Family

    Original title: Perekond

    2004 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Sulev Keedus

    Ida, Natasha, Larissa and Fjodor Vassiljevitch are family members who have a tight relationship that is precious and sacred to them but also limiting, challenging and obstructing. Meeting Ida and her family over the span of three years, the director achieved an amazing intimacy.

  • Arvo Pärt. 24 Preludes for a Fugue
    Arvo Pärt. 24 Preludes for a Fugue

    Original title: Arvo Pärt. 24 prelüüdi ühele fuugale

    2002 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    Dorian Supin's documentary about Arvo Pärt records the composer's life and creative activities during the two productive years together with Pärt's recollections of the past.

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