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  • The Best of Salieri
    The Best of Salieri

    Original title: The Best of Salieri ehk Mina, Eesti režissöör

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    A manifesto film mocking the system and the thirst for fame.

  • The Diary of Vaino Vahing
    The Diary of Vaino Vahing

    Original title: Vaino Vahingu päevaraamat

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Rainer Sarnet

    When love is the greatest torment, will art or play save you? A dramatic documentary about author Vaino Vahing.

  • Airless Balloon
    Airless Balloon

    BA Thesis, Media Department of Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School

    2011 | Students film, Short | Director: Bernardas Andriušis

    Full-length feature film by media students Bernardas Andriušis and Tomas Miniotas about a man released from prison.

  • Hella W
    Hella W

    Original title: Hella W

    2011 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Juha Wuolijoki

    An epic biographical film about Hella Wuolijoki, Finnish public figure and writer who was born and raised in Estonia.

  • The Games Men Play
    The Games Men Play

    Original title (in Estonian): "Suurte meeste mängud"

    2011 | Students film, Short | Director: Peep Plakso, Gretlyn Palberg

  • Pit-Hole
    Pit-Hole

    Original title: Яма

    2010 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Jiri Stejskal

  • Ants Eskola: To Be or Not to Be
    Ants Eskola: To Be or Not to Be

    Original title: Ants Eskola: Olla või mitte olla

    2008 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kristjan Paul Esperk-Virve

    Portrait documentary directed by Kristjan Paul Esperk-Virve about his grandfather Ants Eskola - a legendary Estonian actor of 20th century - and about his creative career.

  • Taarka
    Taarka

    2008 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Ain Mäeots

    The drama directed by Ain Mäeots is based on the play "Taarka" by Kauksi Ülle and tells the story of the Mother of Song - Hilana Taarka - who was despised as a woman and worshipped as a singer.

  • The Kings of the Time
    The Kings of the Time

    Original title: Aja meistrid

    2008 | Documentary, Portrey, Animation, Puppet | Director: Mait Laas

    Documentary with the elements of animation directed by Mait Laas about the founders of Eesti Nukufilm, film directors Elbert Tuganov and Heino Pars.

  • Those Old Love Letters
    Those Old Love Letters

    1992 | TV feature, TV feature | Director: Mati-Jüri Põldre

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