A historical spy thriller about an Estonian Military Intelligence (O-2) officer, who has to track down a mysterious Soviet double agent. The story begins in 1937, when our protagonist Feliks Kangur is the Head of the Soviet Section. As a spy with an art history education, he still attends various professional events for his own enjoyment. At one of these conferences, Feliks meets the young Polish art historian Maria and falls in love.
“Portugal” is profound and smooth like a summer's night. It is a physical progression and a mental journey towards something other than a mere geographical location on a map. Karina and Martin are in a pleasent relation where everyday life flows in an effortlessly accustomed way and no small misbehaviours can shake it’s rush. Life is good. Perhaps it's this perfection and frequent patterns that make them finally pose a question - is everything to be expected in life? This is a story about following the yearning of your soul.
Names in Marble (Nimed marmortahvlil) is an Estonian 2002 film directed by Elmo Nüganen. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Albert Kivikas in 1936 about the Estonian War of Independence fought in 1918-1920.
The last year of WWII on Estonian turf. Men are fighting on the boarder of Europe and Russia. Some have been taken to the Red Army, some to Waffen SS. Today 70 years on, the filmmakers, try to show the hopes, aims and drama of these men and their loved ones as objectively as possible.
Autumn in the 1990s. An Estonian village in Abkhazia. Forest-covered hills, the sea, tangerine orchards. The Abkhazian War in Georgia. Two villagers – an old man Ivo and his neighbour Markus – are the only ones who haven’t left. Markus wants to harvest his tangerine plantation, although Ivo is against cropping during wartime. As the war approaches and the conflict takes place before their very eyes, Ivo finds a survior on the battlefield – a wounded Caucasian man Akhmed. Despite the danger Ivo takes him to his place. When Markus, while burying the perished Georgians, also finds a survivor.