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The History of Estonian Cinema from 1912 to the Present Day

     
     
  1912  
     
  14/4 - Estonia's first film, Utotshkini lendamised Tartu kohal, is released. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1914  
     
    Karujaht Parnumaal (1914)
     
  26/2 - Estonia's first fiction film, Karujaht Parnumaal, is released.   It is filmed by Johannes Paasuke.   [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1927  
     
    Films of Note
     
    Noored Kotkad (Young Eagles) (Thoedor Luts) [MORE]
     
     
     
  1930  
     
    – Release of Waves of Passion, an Estonian-German co-production telling the topical tale of smuggling spirits between Estonia and Finland. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1931  
     
    – The state supported studio Eesti Kultuurifilm (Estonian Culture Film) is founded.  [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1932  
     
    Paikese Lapsed (1932)
     
  3/11 - Paikese lapsed, Estonia’s first sound film (co-produced with a Finnish production company) is released. It is the last film to be made in Estonia for fifteen years.  [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
 
  1947  
     
    – Film production, interrupted by the war, resumes under the supervision and control of Russian directors. [MORE] [ADD] 
     
     
     
  1958  
     
    Films of Note
   
    Peetrikese unenagu (1958)
     
   

Peetrikese unenägu (Little Peter's Dream) (Elbert Tuganov) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1968  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Hullumeelsus (Madness) (Kaljo Kiisk) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1969  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Kevade (Spring) (Arvo Kruusement) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Vilmne reliikvia (The Last Relic) (Grigori Kromanov) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1976  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Suvi (Summer) (Arvo Kruusement) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1981  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Ideaalmaastik (Ideal Landscape) (Peeter Simm) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1983  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Hukkunud alpinisti hotel (Hotel of the Perished Alpinist) (Grigori Kromanov) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Põrgu (The Hell) (Rein Raamat) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1984  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Nipernaadi (Kaljo Kiisk) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1986  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Eine murul (Breakfast on the Lawn) (Priit Pärn) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1987  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Eine murul (Priit Pärn) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1989  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Cogito, ergo sum (Hannes Lintrop) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Inimene, keda polnud (Someone Who Didn’t Exist) (Peeter Sim) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1991  
     
    Roman Baskin’s Rahu tänav is short-listed for the Felix Award. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1992  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Need vanad armastuskirjad (These Old Love Letters) (Mati Poldre) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Hotel E (Priit Parn) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1993  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

In Paradisum (Sulev Keedus)  [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Kapsapea (Riho Unt) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1994  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Jüri Rumm (Jaan Kolberg) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Tulivesi (Firewater) (Hardi Volmer) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1997  
     
   

– The inaugural Tallin n Black Nights Film Festival takes place.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   

Estonia 1997: Other Films of Note

   

 

   

Minu Leninid (Hardi Volmer) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Tagasi Euroopasse (Riho Unt) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1998  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Georgica (Sulev Keedus) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Porgandite öö (Priit Pärn) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Vares ja hiired (Crow and Mice) (Mikk Randla) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2001  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Karu süda (Arvo Iho) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2010  
     
  20/9 - Kadri Kõusaar's international award-winning film Magnus remains banned worldwide until 2025 after the Supreme Court refuses to hear her appeal and upholds a decision from May 2008. The case was brought against the film by a woman on whom one of the characters was based. [MORE] [ADD]
     
  4/12 - Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer wins six awards at this year's European Film Awards in Tallin.   The director gives his acceptance speech via a live skype connection. [MORE]
     
     

 

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