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  • Art of Righteous
    Art of Righteous

    Original title: Õiglased

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Taavi Arus

    A movie about “extras” or actors in minor background roles in movies/series/ads. The protagonists are all locally recognised hobby actors, who have accumulated loads experience from shoots - now it’s time to make their own movie.

  • 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.

  • Koma
    Koma

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

    Documentary about well known Estonian theatre director Kalju Komissarov.

  • Love express
    Love express

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kuba Mikurda

    A documentary celebrating the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled sensitivity, revered in the 1970s, who was later labeled as a maker of erotic movies.

  • 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.

  • The Moon Hunter
    The Moon Hunter

    Original title: Jüri

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Julia Sillart

    Portrait documentary about cinematographer, film director and teacher Jüri Sillart.

  • Nipernaadit otsimas
    Nipernaadit otsimas

    2007 | Documentary, Making of | Director: Kristiina Davidjants

  • Rein Raamat in Animafilmtion World
    Rein Raamat in Animafilmtion World

    Original title: Rein Raamat animatsiooni maailmas

    1999 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Rein Raamat

    The work of Rein Raamat, one of the most outstanding Estonian animated film directors and artists, seen through his own and his colleagues` eyes.

  • Grisha
    Grisha

    Original title: Griša

    1996 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jüri Sillart

    Portrait documentary about Grigori Kromanov - a film and theatre director - directed by Jüri Sillart.

  • Antosha
    Antosha

    Original title: Antoša

    1995 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jüri Sillart

    Portrait film by Jüri Sillart about one of the most prominent man in Estonian Television, a talented cinematographer Anton Mutt and about his tragic life.

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