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  • Kadunud isa
    Kadunud isa

    2022 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Maria Avdjuško

  • The Diary of Vaino Vahing
    The Diary of Vaino Vahing

    Original title: Vaino Vahingu päevaraamat

    2021 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Rainer Sarnet

    When love is the greatest torment, will art or play save you? A dramatic documentary about author Vaino Vahing.

  • 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.

  • Water in a Sieve. Merle Karusoo
    Water in a Sieve. Merle Karusoo

    Original title: Sõelaga vett. Merle Karusoo

    2021 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Kristin Raup, Madli Lääne

    A biographical documentary film by Kristin Raup and Madli Lääne about Merle Karusoo, the Estonian stage director and collector of local biographies.

  • Bridges Of Time
    Bridges Of Time

    Original title: Ajasillad

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede

    "Look back with me and maybe you will find out something new about documentary cinema, which is nothing else but life after death." Herz Frank.

  • Captain Morten And The Spider Queen
    Captain Morten And The Spider Queen

    Original title: Kapten Morten lollide laeval

    2018 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Kaspar Jancis, Riho Unt, Henry Nicholson

    Sometimes you need to be shrinked in order to grow up.

  • Koma
    Koma

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

    Documentary about well known Estonian theatre director Kalju Komissarov.

  • Let's Play War
    Let's Play War

    Original title: Täna mängime sõda

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Meelis Muhu

    Enthusiasts of different nationalities join such clubs because of their appreciation for the memory of WW II as well as their love of the hobby of reconstructing in detail the soldiers' lifestyle of the era.

  • Rough Stage
    Rough Stage

    Original title: Karmil pinnal

    2015 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Toomas Järvet

    Maher, a former political prisoner, an electrical engineer by profession, but an artist at heart, a man who starts a quest against the society, cultural norms and his family in order to stage the first original contemporary dance performance in Palestinian history.

  • Ballet Master
    Ballet Master

    Original title: Balletmeister

    2014 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    "Ballet Master", a documentary full of dancing, is a journey through the creative world of the internationally recognized choreographer Mai Murdmaa. Murdmaa is our guide and helps us see dancing as a medium for creating art. "Ballet Master" visualizes choreography but mostly gives it a meaning. Murdmaa's creative work and private life are inseparable. One ballet master, two different forms of society. One art - sacral, mystical, erotic, aesthetic - but so many difficult aspects before the creation can reach the audience.

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