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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.

  • Roots: A Poem About Love
    Roots: A Poem About Love

    Original title: Juured: Poeem armastusest

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Nora Särak, Dominik Krutsky

    It was my first time leaving Estonia with no thoughts of return. It was the first time I changed my life completely for something as unexpected as love.

  • The Woman in the Picture
    The Woman in the Picture

    Original title: Naine pildil

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Priit Valkna

    Laurentsius and Parikas. Two artists and two eras. One house. Cherchez la femme....

  • War
    War

    Original title: Sõda

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Sulev Keedus

    War is a story about a fighter for “peace”, who after having returned from a mission could not come to terms with his life anymore, with the life between the present and the eternity. The documentary was filmed in Afghanistan and Australia.

  • Conversations in Non-existent Space
    Conversations in Non-existent Space

    Original title: Kõnelused olematus ruumis

    2015 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Priit Pääsuke, Mart Taniel

    Documentary follows the searches for identity of creative people through experimental and improvisational music.

  • Allan, A Man at the Age of Christ
    Allan, A Man at the Age of Christ

    Original title: Allan

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Arko Okk

    If the world is blind, Allan isn’t. Allan is a man in at the age of Christ. His life is colorful. He likes cinema, cars and sports.

  • Auster
    Auster

    2014 | Feature film, Short | Director: Kadri Kõusaar, Maximiliano Schonfeld

    Two lonely young people are travelling together in the bleak Patagonian desert, searching for themselves and one another.

  • Cherry Tobacco
    Cherry Tobacco

    Original title: Kirsitubakas

    2014 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Katrin Maimik, Andres Maimik

    Love can strike you like a bolt from the blue – when you’re least prepared for it.

  • Collector
    Collector

    Original title: Koguja

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Mati-Jüri Põldre

    Documentary directed by Mati Põldre tells about Olaf Esna - a bibliophile and antiquary in Pärnu.

  • EINASTO 11577
    EINASTO 11577

    Original title: EINASTO 11577

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Helle Karis

    The film project "EINASTO 11577" is dedicated to one of the famous "stars" in Estonia, the academician Jaan Einasto.

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