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  • A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness
    A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Ben Russell, Ben Rivers

    A Spell is a non-fiction feature film in three parts that refers directly to the cinema of Jean Rouch (Chronicle of a Summer), Lisandro Alonso (La Libertad), and Jean-Luc Godard (Sympathy for the Devil), among others.

  • Belowed Be The One Who Sits Down
    Belowed Be The One Who Sits Down

    2013 | Students film, Short | Director: Vytautas Tinteris

    This short film uses minimalistic audiovisual tools to raises existential questions. The protagonist, who is played by different actors, sits in a white, seemingly endless space and sticks to his choice not to participate in this world. His stillness is his silent protest towards the life itself.

  • Biggest fan
    Biggest fan

    2013 | Students film, Short | Director: Jürgen Moor

  • Du Bois
    Du Bois

    2013 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Rainar Aasrand

  • Flesh and bone
    Flesh and bone

    Original title: Lihast ja luust

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Anna Hints

    The ancient burial mounds in Niklusmäe have been torn up by excavators, the bones are scattered around and the valuable things that were once buried with the bodies have been stolen.

  • Grandpa

    Original title (in Latvian): "Vectēvs"

    2013 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Ilze Lagzdina

    Student Ilze Lagzdina’s short documentary is about her grandfather who inspite of being 83 years old is still anxiously waiting for the ice fishing season to arrive.

  • Hakkab jälle pihta
    Hakkab jälle pihta

    2013 | TV Serial | Director: Rain Tolk, Andres Maimik

  • Heino Eller - Quinta Essentia
    Heino Eller - Quinta Essentia

    Original title: Heino Eller. Quinta Essentia

    2013 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    The biographical documentary about the renowned composer and lecturer Heino Eller also serves as a part of cultural history of Estonia. While following the story, we experience the most dramatic and cheerful moments of his life and Estonian history.

  • Innocent

    Original title in Estonian: "Süütu"

    2013 | Students film, Short | Director: Heinrich Sepp

    A young girl thinks that she has become pregnant from God. How does the world take the news that doesn't believe in miracles?

  • Is it you?
    Is it you?

    Original title in Estonian: "Oled see sina?"

    2013 | Students film, Short | Director: Moonika Siimets

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