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  • Matz
    Matz

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Eliza Benina

    A film about the young and bright Estonian para swimming star Matz Topkin, who knows how to dream big and cheerfully accept both success and defeat.

  • Paradise
    Paradise

    Original title: Paradiis

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Andres Keil

    Syrian girl tries to adapt in an Estonian suburb.

  • The Tour of Dreams
    The Tour of Dreams

    Original title: Unistus Ameerika tuurist

    2021 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Madis Ligema, Taavi Arus

    When no public recognition at home, a gospel band Robirohi plans the tour to the source of gospel music, to perform at the halls of fame in Kentucky, USA.

  • Leonhard Lapin. Process
    Leonhard Lapin. Process

    Original title: Leonhard Lapin. Protsess

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director:

    This film portraits Leonhard Lapin, a creator born in an Estonian small town called Räpina in the 1950s, who becomes one of the most outstanding avant-garde artists on the Soviet Estonian art and architecture scene. The film also reveals the creator’s worldview, beliefs and rebellious nature.

  • Vseviov
    Vseviov

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Elen Lotman

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

  • 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.

  • Maria ’s Paradise
    Maria ’s Paradise

    Original title (in Finnish): Marian paratiisi

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Zaida Bergroth

    The angel will guide us.

  • Ott Tänak -The Movie
    Ott Tänak -The Movie

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Tarvo Mölder

    The film portrays Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak, one of the most elusive athletes in the eyes of the media with highly reclusive character. His self-willed tenacity has forged this stubborn country boy with a roller coaster career into a driven WRC-pilot who for the first time has in reach the fulfilment of his childhood dream – to snatch the world championship title from the equally hungry competitors.

  • Taagepera
    Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

  • The Story Of Peep Puks
    The Story Of Peep Puks

    Original title: Peep Puksi lugu

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Raimo Jõerand

    An old filmmaker Peep Puks has directed 61 documentaries and created almost 40 programmes for television. In this film, he looks back on stories of the first post-war generation of Estonia and the birth of the Estonian documentary.

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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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