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  • The Institute of The Dream
    The Institute of The Dream

    Original title: Une Instituut

    2006 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Mati Kütt

    At bedtime, Sandman Mati's footprints appear from nowhere on the sand. The Master of Dreams spreads the dreamsand in co-operation with Pillow Katis.

  • The Pearlman
    The Pearlman

    Original title: Pärlimees

    2006 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Rao Heidmets

    A smart leader can keep the culture of his nation ingenous for a long time,but he is helpless against the interchange of genes.

  • Brothers Bearhearts
    Brothers Bearhearts

    Original title: Vennad Karusüdamed

    2005 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Riho Unt

    The heroes of the film are three bear cubs from the cult painting by Ivan Shishkin “Morning in a Pine Forest”.

  • Fox Woman
    Fox Woman

    Original title: Rebasenaine

    2002 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Priit Tender

    It is the story about a fox that goes to heaven to visit her uncle, and gets cruelly cast down.

  • The Penguin Parade
    The Penguin Parade

    Original title: Pingviinide paraad

    2002 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Riho Unt, Julia Pihlak

    A story about a young man who in an absurd situation insists on remaining a human being as if he still belived in happy solutions.

  • Samuel's  Internet
    Samuel's Internet

    Original title: Saamueli Internet

    2000 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Riho Unt

    Action takes place mostly in Internet, into where Saamuel and his Piglet get by accident.

  • Primavera

    Original title: Primavera

    1998 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Riho Unt, Hardi Volmer

    This is a love story in which the motifs of the “Ugly Duckling“ fairy tale can be discerned. The entire film is seen through the eyes of a butterfly larva.

  • The Gnome's Tree
    The Gnome's Tree

    Original title: Päkapikupuu

    1991 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Rao Heidmets

    Before the Christmas a strange world of dwarfs awakens.

  • Peeping Gnooms
    Peeping Gnooms

    Original title: Päkapikud piiluvad

    1990 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Heino Pars

    Puppet film about pre-christmas.

  • Theatre Papa Carlo
    Theatre Papa Carlo

    Original title: Papa Carlo teater

    1988 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Rao Heidmets

    A totalitarian society destroys itself, sooner or later the people cannot take it anymore and then, over papa Carlos a path to the doors of freedom is laid.

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