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  • Virago
    Virago

    2019 | Feature film, Short | Director: Kerli Kirch Schneider

    In the village of Virago, where no man has lived long enough to see his fortieth birthday, Tõnu is about to turn forty.

  • 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.

  • Why Don't I Leave?
    Why Don't I Leave?

    Original title: Miks ma siis ei lähe?

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Liina Särkinen

    Three Estonian women in London (not to mention the children).

  • Gerassimov's Women
    Gerassimov's Women

    Original title: Gerassimovi naised

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Birgit Rosenberg

    Humorous and thoughtful insight to the past and present life of Estonain border-town of Narva as reflected through the elderly women's thoughts and everyday realities.

  • Help, I Need Love
    Help, I Need Love

    Original title: Appi, ma vajan armastust

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Minna Hint

    Love is not for everybody.

  • Come Back Free
    Come Back Free

    Original title: Tule tagasi vabana

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Ksenia Ohhapkina

    A poetic documentary about life in a war torn Chechen village, with the cemetery as its symbolic focal point. The village lives and breathes in unison.

  • Eesti küla Ghanas
    Eesti küla Ghanas

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Kalle Käesel

  • Three Jewels
    Three Jewels

    Original title in Estonian: Kolm juveeli

    2016 | Documentary, Antropological, Students film, Documentary, TV Show | Director: Gerli Nõmm

    Documentary tells the story of 3 women from different generations who all have dedicated their lives to the most ancient and endangered Cambodian art forms – Smot chanting.

  • Brides of Death
    Brides of Death

    Original title: Surmamõrsjad

    1990 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Tauno Kivihall

    It's a tragical-lyrical puppet film about brides who drown themselves in a swamp.

  • ENSV Kergetööstuse Ministeeriumi Arvtuskeskuses
    ENSV Kergetööstuse Ministeeriumi Arvtuskeskuses

    1979 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Peep Puks

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The database is maintained by NGO Estonian Film Database. It was opened on 12.12.2012 and is meant for providing information about the whole Estonian film heritage from 1912. We plan fully complete it by 2022 but already now full and partial entries for about 16 000 films, 9000 filmmakers and more than 200 production companies could be retrieved in Estonian and partly in English. Translation of film descriptions and keywords into English is an ongoing process. Read more detailed overview.

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