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  • Anthill
    Anthill

    Original title: Sipelgapesa

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Vladimir Loginov

    Vladimir Loginov´s “Anthill” is a portrait of a giant garage located in the largest Soviet blockhouse area of Tallinn. Here 700 garage box owners form an extraordinary men’s club and vary from those who just keep their cars to those who adapt their boxes for living. The complex is a unique biosphere with the existence of private saunas, a restaurant, an animal clinic and other artifacts of life stuck in time 20 years back.

  • Oskar
    Oskar

    2014 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Karl-Jonatan Karits

  • The bachelor and Volga
    The bachelor and Volga

    Original title: Poissmees ja Volga

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Aljona Suržikova

    Story about loneliness. Documentary comedy, how one man was looking for a wife.

  • Next Stop
    Next Stop

    Original title: Raudteemaja nr 3

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Karin Reinberg

  • Not my Land
    Not my Land

    2013 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Aljona Suržikova

  • Paper Town
    Paper Town

    Original title: Paberist linn

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Jaak Kilmi

    Gentlemen with grand ideas look into the past and future of Narva: Fyodor is recreating the past of Narva out of cardboard in a degrading town hall; Mats Gabrielsson wants to turn Narva into a new Hong Kong in the future.

  • The Pigeons
    The Pigeons

    Original title of the film: Tuvid

    2012 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Kadriann Kibus

  • The Russians on Crow Island
    The Russians on Crow Island

    Original title: Varesesaare venelased

    2012 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Sulev Keedus

    Portrait documentary by Sulev Keedus about the scum of the Russian community in Narva - the young people with asocial background who lack courage, hope and will to get out of their hopeless situation.

  • Three springs of Total Immersion Method
    Three springs of Total Immersion Method

    Original title: Keelekümblejate kolm kevadet

    2012 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Russian children study Estonian language with the Total Immersion Method in a Tallinn school in 2001-2012.

  • Legacy
    Legacy

    Original title: Pärand

    2011 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Eeva Jäntti

    The documentary produced in collaboration between Estonia and Finland tells about Sillamäe, a former strictly classified mining town in East-Viru county. The town "inherited" the depository of radioactive waste during the Soviet time.

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