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  • The Redemption
    The Redemption

    Original title: Lunastus

    2000 | Feature film, Short | Director: Mare Raidma

    Costume and theatre artist Mare Raidma's director's debut. A short film about the transferral of the teenager girl's childhood traumas to adulthood.

  • Georgica

    Original title: Georgica

    1998 | Feature film, Full length feature | Director: Sulev Keedus

    The poetic drama with a profound philosophical undertone directed by Sulev Keedus about the postwar desolated and occupied land. The film is one of the first art films produced in the independent republic of Estonia and it has received awards at various acknowledged international film festivals.

  • Private life
    Private life

    1998 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Dorian Supin

  • The Sunny Kids
    The Sunny Kids

    Original title: Noorelt õpitud

    1991 | Feature film, Full length feature | Director: Jüri Sillart

    The symbolistic drama directed by Jüri Sillart is telling the story about the spring of young graduates in a small town of Estonia at the end of Stalinist era. The atmosphere of terror is reigning over the place while paralyzing the pursuits of freedom, love and dignity.

  • 35 Years Since Enn Nõu's Graduation from Upper Secondary School
    35 Years Since Enn Nõu's Graduation from Upper Secondary School

    Title in Estonian: Enn Nõu gümnaasiumi lõpetamisest 35 aastat

    1988 | Amateur films, Newsreel | Director:

    In May 1988, Enn Nõu recollects his studies as 35 years have passed since he graduated frmo the upper secondary school in Uppsala. Preparational meeting of the party, materials related to the former days at school.

  • Vernanda

    based on Arvo Valton's short story “Vernanda leib”

    1988 | Feature film, Short | Director: Roman Baskin

    Debut film directed Roman Baskin is an artistic caricature of totalitarian society, depicting the protagonist's arrival at an isolated city.

  • Teine reaalsus
    Teine reaalsus

    1984 | Documentary | Director: Heini Drui

  • The Ideal Landscape
    The Ideal Landscape

    Original title: Ideaalmaastik

    1980 | Feature film, Full length feature | Director: Peeter Simm

    The first full-length feature film directed by Peeter Simm is based on the story "The deputy of spring sowing" by Karl Helemäe, analyzing the choices of a young man during the era of the establishment of collective farms in Estonian countryside.

  • Liblikapüüdja

    1978 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Mark Soosaar

  • Georg Ots ja nõukogude laul
    Georg Ots ja nõukogude laul

    1975 | Musical film | Director: Irene Lään

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