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  • Beauty of Fatherland
    Beauty of Fatherland

    Original title: Isamaa ilu

    2001 | Documentary | Director: Jaak Kilmi, Andres Maimik

    Portrait documentary by Andres Maimik and Jaak Kilmi observes the parallel lives of two opposite women - Anne Eenpalu, the leader of "Home Daughters" and Tiina Jantson, activist in Estonian beauty contests. Both women take care of cultivating beauty in Estonia in their own way.

  • Cecilia
    Cecilia

    The original title "Cecilia"

    2001 | Music Documentary, Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    Arvo Pärts´s work Cecilia, Vergine Romana was commissioned by the Agency of Preparations for Holy Years in Roma, appointed by the Pope.

  • Cool Guy
    Cool Guy

    2001 | Amateur film | Director:

  • Fiction
    Fiction

    2001 | Amateur film | Director:

  • Heart of the Bear
    Heart of the Bear

    Original title: Karu süda

    2001 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Arvo Iho

    The romantic drama directed by Arvo Iho is based on the novel "The Heart of the Bear" by Nikolai Baturin and tells about a young hunter Niika who finds and loses himself and his love in a Siberian taiga.

  • His Majesty`s Warship
    His Majesty`s Warship

    Original title of the film: Tema Majesteedi sõjalaev

    2001 | Documentary | Director: Indrek Kangur

    The film is dedicated to the sailors who fought in the Estonian War of Independence (start title). Actions of the British Royal Naval squadron in the Gulf of Finland in years of the Estonian War of Independence and story of perishing of the minesweeper sloop HMS Myrtle.

  • Homo sapiens
    Homo sapiens

    2001 | Short, Students film | Director: Elen Lotman

  • Kalev 40
    Kalev 40

    2001 | Documentary | Director: Vladimir Bogatkin

  • Kulg
    Kulg

    2001 | Documentary | Director: Hille Tarto

  • Mella
    Mella

    2001 | Short, Students film | Director: Marit Ummelas

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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 2025 but already now full and partial entries for about 20 000 films, 27 000 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 ongoing but due to the scarcity of resources quite a slow process. Read more detailed overview.

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