Estonian film

Estonian-Georgian movie “Tangerines” in IMDb top 250

The Estonian-Georgian movie, “Tangerines”, has entered the IMDb top 250, the list credited as being the ranking of the best movies in the world. “Tangerines”, directed by the Georgian director, Zaza Urushadze, and starring Estonian actors Lembit Ulfsak (1947 – 2017) and Elmo Nüganen, is ranked 248th in the Internet Movie …

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“November” cinematography awarded in the US

Mart Taniel has received the American Society of Cinematographers’ Spotlight Award for his work as the cinematographer of the Estonian movie, “November”. The award is one of the highest honours given out by the members the American Society of Cinematographers. The award was given to Taniel by cinematographer and the …

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An Estonian-Canadian-Croatian collaboration is up for a European animation award

“Manivald”, a 13-minute animation directed by Chintis Lundgren and co-produced by Canada, Croatia and Estonia, is a nominee at the European Animation Awards competition. This article is published in collaboration with the Estonian Film Institute. Directed by Estonian-born Chintis Lundgren, the animation is a tragicomic story of the 33-year old Manivald …

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Estonian documentary about Soviet hippies premieres in Brazil

“Soviet Hippies”, an Estonian documentary directed by Terje Toomistu, made its international premiere at the São Paulo International Film Festival on 24 October. The bare fact that there was a hippie movement in the Soviet Union might come as a surprise for many. But in truth, it lasted longer than …

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A documentary about the Baltic nations’ path to independence premieres in London

“Those Who Dare”, a 52-minute documentary film that traces the Baltic nations’ path to restoring their independence from the Soviet occupation, is to premiere in London. When Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union in 1985, his reform policy sparked an independence movement in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. …

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The romantic pragmatic – Estonian cameraman Mart Taniel

Coming fresh from the Tribeca Film Festival with the best cinematographer award for his amazing work on Rainer Sarnet’s November, Mart Taniel is one of the most outstanding cameramen of his generation. In this rare interview to the photographer and video artist, Mark Raidpere, he claims to be perpetually tempted …

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Estonia submits “November” for the foreign language Oscar consideration

Estonia has selected the drama and fantasy movie, “November”, as the country’s submission for the foreign language Academy Award. Shot in black and white, “November” is based on Andrus Kivirähk’s novel “Rehepapp” and was directed and written by Rainer Sarnet. Co-produced by Estonia, the Netherlands and Poland, the film premiered …

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Estonian movie “The Fencer” screened in cinemas across the US

The Estonian-Finnish film, “The Fencer”, premieres in New York on 21 July and runs until 1 September. Distributed by the California Film Institute, “The Fencer” will be screened at 16 cinemas across the United States. The opening night is on 21 July in New York City, where the film will …

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