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  • Estonian Rhapsody
    Estonian Rhapsody

    Original title: Kukerpillide rapsoodia

    2022 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Raimo Jõerand

    A film about the Estonians’ favorite folk band Kukerpillid and its spirited journey through the summer concert venues of Estonia, with interludes to the roots of Estonian folkmusic.

  • Machina Faust
    Machina Faust

    2022 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Kaupo Kruusiauk

    An intimate documentary about the internationally renowned Estonian musician, saxophone player and improvisational jazz composer Maria Faust.

  • Marju. The Call of the Heart
    Marju. The Call of the Heart

    Original title: Marju. Südame kutse

    2022 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Urmas Eero Liiv

    A portrait film about Marju Länik, one of the best singers in the history of Estonian pop music.

  • Lil Estonia
    Lil Estonia

    Original title: Lil Eesti

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Taavi Arus

    A new wave. New characters. A new Estonia. Lil Estonia! Documentary by Taavi Arus about the short anatony of a generation in Estonia in 2020.

  • The Real Rannap
    The Real Rannap

    Original title: Päris Rannap

    2021 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Aleksander Ots, Kaidi Klein

    Estonian music is priceless, but his personality is very complex and contradictory. The authors of the film were above all attracted to the personality of the composer, driven by the desire to pull the mask off the maestro and show the real Rannap to the extent possible.

  • U.q.
    U.q.

    2021 | Feature film, Documentary, Portrait | Director: Ivar Murd

    A documentary about the life and music of Uku Kuut, from the Soviet Union to Los Angeles and to speakers all around the world.

  • Lotte and the Lost Dragons
    Lotte and the Lost Dragons

    Original title: Lotte ja kadunud lohe

    2019 | Animation, Cartoon, | Director: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits

    We all come from our childhood.

  • Tõnis Mägi
    Tõnis Mägi

    2019 | Documentary, Portrait, Music Documentary | Director: Priit Pääsuke

    A film about Tõnis Mägi and his music.

  • The Last Prince
    The Last Prince

    Original title: Viimane vürst

    2018 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Kaupo Kruusiauk

    A documentary about Peeter Volkonski lets us take peek in the everyday life of a colorful cultural figure and explores how he manages to find balance between the household and the aristocracy.

  • Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies
    Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies

    Original title: Tõnu Kõrvits. Lageda laulud

    2018 | Documentary, Portrait, Music Documentary | Director: Marianne Kõrver

    A documentary film about a composer Tõnu Kõrvits, his music and the people who are deeply touched by his music.

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