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  • At The Water's Edge
    At The Water's Edge

    Original title: Vete piiril

    2023 | Portrait, Documentary | Director: Mirjam Matiisen

    A portrait of a remarkable woman who lives alone in the remote part of Estonia, in Soomaa National Park. Every Spring, the area gets badly flooded for weeks at times, but still, she has no plans of leaving.

  • Leonhard Lapin. Process
    Leonhard Lapin. Process

    Original title: Leonhard Lapin. Protsess

    2020 | Portrait, Documentary | Director:

    This film portraits Leonhard Lapin, a creator born in an Estonian small town called Räpina in the 1950s, who becomes one of the most outstanding avant-garde artists on the Soviet Estonian art and architecture scene. The film also reveals the creator’s worldview, beliefs and rebellious nature.

  • Young Peeter At Laanetaguse
    Young Peeter At Laanetaguse

    Original title: Peetrike Laanetagusel

    2018 | Nature, Documentary | Director: Rein Maran

    This family film from Estonian Grand Old Man of nature film Rein Maran, is a story of a child’s explorations of nature and first notices of the surrounding biodiversity. The viewer will find themselves discovering, through his eyes, all possible kinds of miraculous creatures in the grass, on plants, in shrubs and in sky-reaching trees, sharing his astonishment and joy of first discovery.

  • The Swan
    The Swan

    Original title in Icelandic: Svanurinn

    2017 | Full length feature, Feature film | Director: Asa Helga Hjörleifsdottir

    Meeting a swan may be an introspective experience, similarly to facing the nature of Iceland, its magnificent mountains, watery grasslands and powerful winds. For a nine-year-old girl Sól all this won't be a free choice since her family sends her away to the wild and lonely nature because of a theft.

  • Seal Siberis Baikali taga
    Seal Siberis Baikali taga

    1991 | Popular Sciences | Director: Dietmar Buchmann

  • Through the years and distances
    Through the years and distances

    Title in Estonian: Läbi aastate ja kauguste

    1988 | Documentary | Director: Heli Speek

    Documentary directed by Heli Speek about Estonian and Russian writers, litarary translation and cultural relations.

  • Aedade annid
    Aedade annid

    1982 | Documentary | Director: Vello Aruoja

  • Piima varumine eraloomapidajatelt Paide rajoonis
    Piima varumine eraloomapidajatelt Paide rajoonis

    1977 | Newsreel 1940 II half-1991, Newsreels | Director: Harri Martinson

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1960 | Newsreel 1940 II half-1991, Newsreels | Director: Valeria Anderson

  • Kultuurkarjamaad-haljaskonveieri põhilüli ENSV-s

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