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DARKNESS IN TALLINN (Ilkka Jarvilaturi, 1993)
The setting is the Estonian capital Tallinn, which is celebrating its new-found independence. A billion dollars in gold bullion, hidden in Paris since the Nazis invaded the tiny Baltic state in 1940,… Read more

LOST AND FOUND (Kornél Mundruczó, Stefan Arsenijevic, Nadejda Koseva, Mait Laas, Cristian Mungiu, Jasmila Zbanic, 2005)
Six of Central and Eastern Europe's brightest young directors come together in this omnibus feature, each giving their idiosyncratic take on the theme of ‘generation'. In The Ritual (Nadejda Koseva… Read more

MAGNUS (Kadri Kousaar , 2007)
“My primary wish regarding this film is that, after watching it, people would start paying attention to the things that really matter… like football and shopping.” - filmmaker Kadri K&otil… Read more

Penguins’ Parade (Riho Unt, 2002)
Inspired by the filmmaker's visit to Phillip Island during MIFF 2001, Penguins' Parade is about a young man who, in an absurd situation, insists on remaining a human being. Is this really how oversea… Read more

SAAMUEL’S ADVENTURES PARTS 1–3 (Riho Unt, -7)
Take Wallace And Grommit. add drunken misbehaviour, slapstick violence and smutty humour and you'd go close to Saamuel's Adventures. This riotous Estonian animated series, features a moonshine making… Read more

SOMNAMBULANCE (Sulev Keedus, 2004)
Somnambulance (Somnambuul) Estonia Eetala is a young woman who lives with her ageing father in an isolated cottage beside the Baltic Sea. They exist in a dreamlike, watery world of islands, reeds and… Read more

The Headless Horseman (Ulo Pikkov, 2001)
Rampaging around the Wild West with the only thing on his shoulders being the proverbial chip, The Headless Horseman reverses his outcast status by chancing on a suitable replacement. Directed with r… Read more

To Shura (Henita Lintrop, Hannes Lintrop, 1990)
Moving documentary about an elderly Russian woman who has been working in isolation on an industrial mountain site in Estonia for more than 40 years. In spite of a hard life of manual labour she stil… Read more

Villa Antropoff (Vladimir Leschiov, Kaspar Jancis, 2012)
An African man impulsively sets off swimming across the sea, while an opulent and decadent wedding party for a gangster and his bride takes place on the land he is swimming towards. An absurd, surrea… Read more

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