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  • Fred Jüssi. The Beauty of Being
    Fred Jüssi. The Beauty of Being

    Original title: Fred Jüssi. Olemise ilu

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Jaan Tootsen

    Fred Jüssi has built his life at the crossroads between nature and culture. This film is about fruitful idling.

  • Of Mosquitoes and Men
    Of Mosquitoes and Men

    Original title: Sääselised

    2019 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Madis Ligema

    As a species, humans credit to be far more powerful then all other species. But are we happier?

  • Verba Dierum: a year with Marju Lepajõe
    Verba Dierum: a year with Marju Lepajõe

    Original title: Marju Lepajõe. Päevade sõnad

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vallo Toomla

    This film is about Marju Lepajõe, who was a classical philologist, a religious historian and a lecturer at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Tartu. With a witty charm, Marju reflects on the modern world, where the need and the ability to deal with a subject matter in depth have become insignificant.

  • Bridges Of Time
    Bridges Of Time

    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.

  • Eudaimonia
    Eudaimonia

    2018 | Feature film, Short | Director: Juri Krutii

    Ancient philosophy meets futuristic religion in a story of womanhood, happiness and independent thinking.

  • Maran
    Maran

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ants Tammik

    The documentary film of nature photographer Rein Maran, who publishes his thoughts through his natural experiences and philosophy of life.

  • Closing Session
    Closing Session

    Original title: Lõpuõhtu

    2007 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Hardi Volmer

    One night weird figures gather on the Karahundzhi Plateau. They are the figures of God created by Man in different times and cultures. According to Tibetan monks, writing down all the names of God will bring about the end of the world.

  • Generatio
    Generatio

    2005 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Mait Laas

    Freedom is looking for a form to manifest itself. Allegoric story of Architect-Matchstickman – who helps to give the life for the new Generation...

  • Eha fenomen
    Eha fenomen

    1999 | Documentary | Director: Peep Puks

  • Minek
    Minek

    1990 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Avo Paistik

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