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  • 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.

  • Love express
    Love express

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kuba Mikurda

    A documentary celebrating the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled sensitivity, revered in the 1970s, who was later labeled as a maker of erotic movies.

  • Interview with Jaak Elling
    Interview with Jaak Elling

    Original title (in Estonian): "Intervjuu Jaak Ellinguga"

    2017 | Students film, Exercises (factual/documentary) | Director: Mario Ansip

    Interview with Jaak Elling.

  • Soviet Hippies
    Soviet Hippies

    Original title in Estonian: Nõukogude lillelapsed

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Terje Toomistu

    Thrilled by rock music, inspired by the cult of peace and love, the young long-haired drop-outs craved for freedom and created their own System in the Soviet Union despite the strict regime of the 1970s.

  • Empty
    Empty

    Original title: Tühirand

    2006 | Feature film, Short | Director: Veiko Õunpuu

  • A Family
    A Family

    Original title: Perekond

    2004 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Sulev Keedus

    Ida, Natasha, Larissa and Fjodor Vassiljevitch are family members who have a tight relationship that is precious and sacred to them but also limiting, challenging and obstructing. Meeting Ida and her family over the span of three years, the director achieved an amazing intimacy.

  • The Devil in the Sauna
    The Devil in the Sauna

    Original title: Kurat tuleb sauna

    2004 | Feature film, Short | Director: Andres Maimik

  • Intimate Town
    Intimate Town

    Original title: Intiimne linn

    2003 | Documentary | Director: Kristiina Davidjants

    Both reality and fiction of Dovlatov's - a famous Russian writer - world opens up In conversations held with the prototypes of Dovlatov's book describing the period of his life in Tallinn in 1970s.

  • Kaalukas panus
    Kaalukas panus

    1990 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Mart Taevere

    This is a film about the last red vicegerent of Estonia - the secretary of the Estonian Communist Party Central Comittee.

  • Stolen Meeting
    Stolen Meeting

    Original title: Varastatud kohtumine

    1988 | Full lenght feature, Feature film | Director: Leida Laius

    The psychological drama directed by Leida Laius keeps expanding upon a woman's destiny.

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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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