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  • Nähtamatu võitlus
    Nähtamatu võitlus

    Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Rainer Sarnet

  • The Spring
    The Spring

    Original title: Kevade

    1969 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Arvo Kruusement

    The first independent feature film directed by Arvo Kruusement is based on the story "The Spring" by Oskar Luts, depicting events of a school year in an Estonian church parish school at the end of 19th century. This lyrical and jolly youth story full of hope has been selected as the best Estonian feature film of all times.

  • Postmark from Vienna
    Postmark from Vienna

    Original title: Viini postmark

    1967 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Veljo Käsper

    The comedy directed by Veljo Käsper is based on the play "Postmark from Vienna" by Ardi Liives, telling about a man who during one day decides to tell only the truth.

  • Bike Tamers
    Bike Tamers

    Original title: Jalgrattataltsutajad

    1963 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Juli Kun

    The musical comedy directed by Yuli Kun is full of romantic intrigues, sports and hazarding. It is a story about an attractive bike constructor Rita and three young men who become fierce competitors both in sports and in love. Starring the Russian film actress Lyudmila Gurchenko.

  • Dangerous Curves
    Dangerous Curves

    Original title: Ohtlikud kurvid

    1961 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Juli Kun, Kaljo Kiisk

    This is the panorama version of the feature film "Venturous Curves", a co-production by Tallinn Film Studio and Mosfilm. It is a comedy about fooling an arrogant sports celebrity by twin sisters, about the friendship of young people, love, and sports ethics.

  • Friend of Songs
    Friend of Songs

    Original title: Laulu sõber

    1961 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Ilja Fogelman, Reet Kasesalu

    The lyrical comedy directed by Ilja Fogelman tells the story of an authoritarian head of a collective farm, unable to understand the value of folk culture.

  • Meeting by Chance
    Meeting by Chance

    Original title: Juhuslik kohtumine

    1961 | Feature film, Full lenght feature, Musical film | Director: Viktor Nevežin

    The musical comedy directed by Viktor Nevezhin about a variety band facing problems with its repertoire and singers. Starring Georg Ots.

  • Venturous Curves
    Venturous Curves

    Original title: Vallatud kurvid

    1959 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Juli Kun, Kaljo Kiisk

    The first Estonian wide-screen feature film directed by Juli Kun and Kaljo Kiisk is a pure situation comedy where twin sisters (both roles played by Terje Luik) are in the middle of passionate adventures during a motorbike competition.

  • Bear Hunt
    Bear Hunt

    Original title: Pühapäevakütid

    1930 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Balduin Kusbock

    The burlesque directed by Balduin Kusbock depicts the funny happenings of a naive priest and an ebrious sacristan during a bear hunt in Estonian winter.

  • The Good Soldier Joosep Toots
    The Good Soldier Joosep Toots

    Original title: Vahva sõdur Joosep Toots

    1930 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Theodor Luts, Arnold Vaino

    The silent film directed by Theodor Luts is a comedy about the funny episodes in the life of a simple farm boy Joosep Toots, interwoven by numerous documentary scenes of Estonian defence forces.

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Republic of Estonia Information System Authority jury comprising industry experts selected the Estonian Film Database to be the winner in civil society e-services category for 2015

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