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  • Funeral Diaries
    Funeral Diaries

    Original title: Matusepäevikud

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    The daily bread of ministers of small congregations is not sermons in the church; it is constant work with the old and the dying. A holy man who has been removed from his friends and peers and suddenly transplanted into another culture is often lonely and broken himself.

  • Mis teed, Gruusia?
    Mis teed, Gruusia?

    Original title: Mis teed, Gruusia?

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Agnes Aus

    A group of Estonians who are tired of their office jobs have taken the faith of Georgian tea into their own hands. Can two different cultures find a common language and bring Georgian tea back to life?

  • Taagepera
    Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

  • Snowbirds
    Snowbirds

    Original title: Kliimapagulased

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Maria Uppin, Robi Uppin

    Ave Nahkur, the author of the Ladies of Our Village (Meie Küla Eided) picture series, decides to make a change in her life and move from her home village in Estonia to one of the Spain's Canary Islands. The documentary tries to find out how difficult it is to leave all familiar paths in one's homeland and whether this decision can be right at all.

  • Why Don't I Leave?
    Why Don't I Leave?

    Original title: Miks ma siis ei lähe?

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Liina Särkinen

    Three Estonian women in London (not to mention the children).

  • Paradise Behind the Fence
    Paradise Behind the Fence

    Original title: Lumi punasel lagedal

    2017 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Aljona Suržikova, Julia Iskhakova

    The preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, include big changes to the area. Do the small villages in the neighbourhood manage to stay alive and retain their everyday routine?

  • Põrgu Indias
    Põrgu Indias

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Kaido Veermäe

  • Chasing Ponies
    Chasing Ponies

    Original title: Ameerika suvi

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Rain Rannu

    This road movie is about life. It is loosely based on the adventures of real Eastern European university students selling books door to door in United States.

  • Land of Soul
    Land of Soul

    Original title: Hingemaa

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Kullar Viimne, Erik Norkroos

    The oldest, almost century-old Estonian church in America is about to fall apart.

  • Flowers from the Mount of Olives
    Flowers from the Mount of Olives

    Original title: Õlimäe õied

    2013 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Heilika Pikkov

    Isiklik ja intiimne lugu Jeruusalemmas asuvast Õlimäe kloostrist ja erakordse elusaatusega eestlannast, nunn ema Ksenijast. Heilika Pikkov’s feature length creative documentary „Flowers from the Mount of Olives“ was shot within two years at The Mount of Olives Convent of the Ascension of Our Lord in Jerusalem.

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