It’s the summer of 1990. The Soviet Union is teetering on the verge of collapse, while the little Baltic nations struggle to take back their lost independence. The Soviet Union`s basketball championship is set to begin on the backdrop of a deeply divided society. The Estonian team Kalev faces a momentous decision. With Estonian independence seemingly within reach, a rising tide of public opinion opposes the Estonian national team’s participation in the USSR’s championship. That would contradict the people’s aspirations for liberation.
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.
Young and energetic man Andres together with his wife Krõõt arrives to his new farm bought on a loan to establish their new life. Robber’s Rise must become a place, that’ll take care of the family. Household needs a lot of work and consistency – battle with nature, fate and his spiteful neighbor Pearu begins. When life deals the man more sufferings than longawaited successes, the man searches desperately for truth and justice – from court, tavern and the Bible, sacrificing his family, friends and eventually himself in the process.
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.
Intent on repairing a rift in their relationship, Anna and Juhan retreat to a seaside house lent to them by well-heeled friends. After witnessing an accident on rocky shore, they take in a wounded woman and her husband – a couple they find they have a lot in common with. Anna and Juhan begin to pretend they own the house, engaging their guests in a game of domination that propels their relationship to the brink of destruction.
The collection consists of four new Estonian short feature films by young directors Helen Takkin, Edina Csüllög, Leeni Linna and Carlos E. Lesmes. Helen Takkin’s film "Elo" is about a wilful kid, whose only goal is to escape the repressions of her nursery school teachers. One day, however, new teacher Helena joins Elo’s class and her life changes completely. Screenwriters Margus Paju and Indra Feldman, cinematographer Heiko Sikka, producers Liisa Orav and Esko Rips. Produced by Nafta Films. Cast: Katriin Meribel Kungla, Kärt Tammjärv, Kaie Mihkelson, Henrik Kalmet and Liis Barkala.
The main character, Helmi, is born into the house of Baron von Strandmann in Old-Town Tallinn, in 1908. Director Hardi Volmer’s historical love story LIVING IMAGES combines the grotesque of early silent films with the melodrama of the golden age of cinema with elements of both the epic and the comic. The main character, Helmi, is born into the house of Baron von Strandmann in Old-Town Tallinn, in 1908. The only thing that she knows for sure about her past is that her mother was an Estonian servant girl.