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  • Awakening

    Original title: Äratus

    1989 | Feature film, Full length feature | Director: Jüri Sillart

    The debut film by director Jüri Sillart depicts an Estonian village on the fatal day of March 25, 1949, when ten thousands of people were deported to Siberia.

  • Bumpy

    Original title: Nukitsamees

    1981 | Feature film, Full length feature | Director: Helle Murdmaa

    The debut feature film directed by Helle Murdmaa is based on the children's story "Bumpy" by Oskar Luts. It is a musical fairy tale about the good and the evil, represented by sister and brother, Iti and Kusti, and by the family of forest ogres. The songs written by Olav Ehala for the film have become nationally known and beloved while being chosen also to the repertoire of Estonian song festivals.

  • Vacuum Cleaner
    Vacuum Cleaner

    Original title: Tolmuimeja

    1978 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Avo Paistik

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