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  • 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.

  • Vseviov
    Vseviov

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Elen Lotman

    It's David Vseviov's birthday - a day that becomes a journey through stories of time

  • Ahto. Chasing A Dream
    Ahto. Chasing A Dream

    Original title: Ahto. Unistuste jaht

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Jaanis Valk

    An adventurer who dreams big and wants to prove to the world that his dream is possible, finds himself in the middle of the war and in the turmoil of complex human relationships...

  • Funny Family
    Funny Family

    Originalt title (in Russian): Веселая cемейка

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Mihhail Pogosov

    The wine factory belonging to Artur's family in Armenia is about to go bankrupt. After the destructive review by an Estonian wine critic, it is decided that Artur should go to Estonia to investigate the matter.

  • Koma
    Koma

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Maria Avdjuško, Peeter Simm

    Documentary about well known Estonian theatre director Kalju Komissarov.

  • Shusha
    Shusha

    Original title: Šuša

    2016 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Aivar Valdre, Lauri Lippmaa

    A heart-warming portrait documentary "Shusha" explores in intimate atmosphere the daily life of Stanislav Stanislavovich Shushkevich, the first head of state of Belarus.

  • Timeless
    Timeless

    Original title: Aegumatu

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    According to director Andres Sööt the film has not been made for those who know nothing or don't want to know about the deportation that took place in June 1941. The film has been dedicated to those who can never again talk about this event, those who passed away because of the unjustness.

  • Our name will be forgotten in the course of time
    Our name will be forgotten in the course of time

    Original title: Ajapikku unustatakse meie nimi

    2008 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary by Andres Sööt about the deportation that took place in June 1941 in Estonia. The film has been dedicated to all victims of this event.

  • Hiina müüri ääres
    Hiina müüri ääres

    1988 | Documentary | Director: Valeria Anderson, Valeri Blinov

  • Elada maal
    Elada maal

    1984 | Documentary | Director: Semjon Školnikov

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