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  • TALENT
    TALENT

    2021 | Students film, Short | Director: Silver Õun

    From Armin Kõomägi`s short story “Talent” comes a short film that portrays the price of success. It is made by the film arts students of TLU BFM.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tõnis Mägi
    Tõnis Mägi

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

    A film about Tõnis Mägi and his music.

  • Floidum
    Floidum

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Liis Lindmaa

    Student Liis Lindmaa's documentary is about Estonian artist Flo Kasearu, who works and lives in her own house museum and searches for harmony between creation and everyday life.

  • Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies
    Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies

    Original title: Tõnu Kõrvits. Lageda laulud

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey, 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.

  • Constructing Albert
    Constructing Albert

    2017 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Laura Collado, Jim Loomis

    Albert Adrià has all the ingredients of a creative genius. Playing a key role in the creation of elBulli, the greatest restaurant in history, wasn't enough. Escaping the shadow of his famous brother Ferran, Albert is seeking his own success.

  • Toys and Totems
    Toys and Totems

    Original title: Nukud ja tootemid

    2017 | Documentary, Animation, Puppet | Director: Kadriann Kibus, Sergei Kibus

    We play to evoke the ideal, and anything is possible. 
Then we grow up and everything is impossible.

  • Arvo Pärt - Even if I lose everything
    Arvo Pärt - Even if I lose everything

    Original title: Arvo Pärt - isegi kui ma kõik kaotan

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    “Even if I lose everything…,“ Arvo Pärt has written in his workbook. He calls the diary his workbooks. In the course of decades, along with work at musical texts, he has filled those workbooks with his contemplations, with his moments of grief and joy, with his finds, discoveries, worries and experience – with everything that might be called the inner life of an artist.

  • Interview with Lembit Ulfsak
    Interview with Lembit Ulfsak

    Original title (in Estonian): "Intervjuu Lembit Ulfsakiga"

    2015 | Students film, Exercises (factual/documentary) | Director: Eret Kuusk

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