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  • A Year Full of Drama
    A Year Full of Drama

    Original title: Aasta täis draamat

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marta Pulk

    A young woman takes on an audacious human experiment while trying to find her place in the world and struggling with the past of her family.

  • In Bed With A Writer
    In Bed With A Writer

    Original title: Kirjanikuga voodis

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • Taagepera
    Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

  • The Circle
    The Circle

    Original title: Südamering

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Margit Lillak

    To change the world, one needs to start within.

  • Blood Type
    Blood Type

    Original title (in Estonian): "Veregrupp"

    2013 | Documentary, Students film | Director: Leeni Linna

  • 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.

  • Working Title: Wunderkind
    Working Title: Wunderkind

    Original title: Tööpealkiri: Imelaps

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Marianna Kaat

  • Old Clown
    Old Clown

    Original title: Vana kloun

    2011 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    Documentary film tells a story of legendary Soviet time clown Sergey Fatkin. Due to popularity he was allowed to pass iron curtain and visit 35 countries in times when many Soviets didn’t see any foreign country ever. At Paris nightclub Olympia Fatkin performed together with Jaques Brel. Later on Sergei Fatkin made a fatal mistake smuggling Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago into the country. Officially banned book was hand copied and passed around. KGB soon traced down Sergei Fatkin and the legendary clown was arrested, liberated from his titles, awards and private possessions. Ironically – the man who had passed around a book about Soviet prisons was imprisoned for years. Nowadays Sergei Fatkin, free again, is still working modestly as a clown, performing at kindergartens mostly.

  • Pit No. 8
    Pit No. 8

    2010 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Marianna Kaat

  • Jolly Old Farts
    Jolly Old Farts

    Original title: Emumäe Eedi ja Lobi küla Kristjan

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    A portrait of two ageing cinema professionals who find motivation to live through endless quarrelling and challenging each other.

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