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  • Funeral Diaries
    Funeral Diaries

    Original title: Matusepäevikud

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    The daily bread of ministers of small congregations is not sermons in the church; it is constant work with the old and the dying. A holy man who has been removed from his friends and peers and suddenly transplanted into another culture is often lonely and broken himself.

  • Lotte and the Lost Dragons
    Lotte and the Lost Dragons

    Original title: Lotte ja kadunud lohe

    2019 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits

    We all come from our childhood.

  • Taagepera
    Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

  • My Father The Spy
    My Father The Spy

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Jaak Kilmi, Gints Grube

    The story of daughter of a Cold War double agent.

  • Snowbirds
    Snowbirds

    Original title: Kliimapagulased

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Maria Uppin, Robi Uppin

    Ave Nahkur, the author of the Ladies of Our Village (Meie Küla Eided) picture series, decides to make a change in her life and move from her home village in Estonia to one of the Spain's Canary Islands. The documentary tries to find out how difficult it is to leave all familiar paths in one's homeland and whether this decision can be right at all.

  • Take It or Leave It
    Take It or Leave It

    Original title: Võta või jäta

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    What would you do if one day a newborn baby was put on your hands and said: take it or leave it!

  • Koos, aga eraldi
    Koos, aga eraldi

    2016 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Aile Ellmann

  • Letters From Iceland
    Letters From Iceland

    Original title: Kirjad Islandilt

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Brambat, Ruti Murusalu

    In 2006, Annika Tõnuri, a former soloist of the Estonian National Opera, one of the most talented artists of her generation, moved to Iceland and her previous life in Estonia remained unknown. Who was she, how and why did she get there?

  • Dear Paul
    Dear Paul

    2007 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Helga Merits

  • Escape
    Escape

    Original title of the film: "Põgenemine"

    1991 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

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