"A Quiet Heart" wins intl competition program at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Eitan Anner's "A Quiet Heart" ("Lev Shaket") has won the Grand Prix of the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
Iggy Pop sent crowd sky high
Back from Latvia in the early hours some morning after, how dirty in body and pure in soul did on feel. All because of Positivus. And all because of Iggy Pop. The latter being the climax, we shall talk about the man.
Three days at seaside in the woods
This year, the accessory-in-chief at biggest & coolest Baltic music festival was... a daisy chain.
Tallinn Maritime Days to Be Opened on Land, in the Air and at Sea
This year’s Tallinn Maritime Days are set to open on Friday, July 15 and according to prognosis bring more than 130,000 visitors to Tallinn’s four harbours.
From Jõgeva to Hollywood: aspiring actor arranges auction for American Academy fee
Hailing from Jõgeva, Estonia, Artur Rehi saw his family pawn house to draw bank loan for school fee in the USA. A year later, the challenge remains: how do we pay from here?
For free: Dutchman creates new brand for Estonia
By the tech magazine Wired, Dutch town Eindhoven has been listed among world's top eight design cities. In his spare time, its marketing manager Peter Kentie is working at a comprehensive marketing platform for Estonia. No money asked.
«Klassikokkutulek» crosses EUR 1 mln mark at box office
The new Estonian film «Klassikokkutulek• (The Class Reunion) registered 1,002,782 euros in box office takings by Sunday night, more than any other film screened in Estonia so far.
Jüri Pootsmann: thanks that it happened at all!
This year, the «Eesti laul» song selection event was totally grandiose. Were we mimicking the very Eurovision, one may have been tempted to ask – with 5,300 sitting in the live audience, the show went on for 2.5 hours and tickets were sold even to dress rehearsal.
The great European level Estonian Moviegoer
Mere ten years back, we sat at rock bottom – per inhabitant, visits to the cinema were less than one. Way below European average. The ticket cost a lot – averaging €4.3 –, the options were rather limited (150 new films a year) and heavily Hollywood-bent.
Netflix entry fails to rattle Estonian TV biz nerves
At long last the world's largest paid video environment Netflix has expanded into Estonia. To be seen how the arrival affects local media consumption.
Rest in Noise, Lemmy!
Motörhead's Lemmy's dead. Initially i guessed this to be some Internet-hoax, a practical joke about this guy meant to be immortal. So it wasn't, and was for real. Real as Lemmy and the real ones do die. But Lemmy was also a myth and these stay around. One of the absolute rock’n’roll, of the attitude.
Tallinn views lead to great discovery
Russian film historian Pyotr Bagrov has identified a movie thought to have been destroyed – the very first Estonian feature film shot in 1913 titled «Laenatud naene» (The Borrowed Wife). After a 102 year pause, the film again reaches Estonian viewer.
Record set at Estonian Eurovision rush
Feels like the last-split-second torrent of songs to run for Eurovision is getting mightier, media-wise, each year that goes by. Primarily, it's the newsworthy dropping of the envelope or CD in a collection box. Also, the lion's share of songwriters being the Bohemian type creatures, details will be polished till deadliest of deadlines.
Did you know that...
In 2014, Estonia was visited by 17, 303 Japanese tourists while Japan was visited by 2,861 Estonian tourists. And did you also know that...
Japan inspired by Estonian choir music
Japanese choir association chairwoman Saeko Hasegawa-san says they knew nothing about Estonian choir music until 2009 when the girls’ choir Ellerhein first sung in Japan.
Järvi-san, a conductor warmly welcome in Japan
«I fear you have no hope. All are uptight for the recording, and in two days the orchestra is off for the next concert,» NHK artist's manager Kaori Takagi is gently but firmly letting me know that the trip to the edge of the world may have been for nothing. I'm telling Kaori-san I just cannot go back home to Estonia without a story with Mr Järvi. The lady looks sorry but says it is out of her powers... Mr Järvi must have still been all sweat in his tail coat as Sony recording company staff and NHK managers «walled him up» backstage after the concert, banging the door in the face of all unrelated.
ETV+ launched for oneness of Estonia
On 3rd floor of TV house, a studio sits furnished like a comfy home in Estonia. The kitchen, the living room, the soft sofa. The Scandinavian-like modesty is contrasted by a black corner lit up like a nightclub. Come Monday morning, it's here they launch a new Russian language ETV+ channel by ERR, the Public Broadcaster.
Ilves bumps into old friend
Last Friday, some fifteen minutes before a concert to celebrate jubilee of Arvo Pärt was to start, a lovely lady in black emerged from presidential vehicle to be followed by Toomas Hendrik Ilves in person. Escorted by security and keeping a bit apart, the two walked towards the venue.
40,000 electro fans flood Pärnu
Weekend Festival Baltic got going in Pärnu yesterday - the yearly peak for electronic dance music lovers making its Baltic debut. For the occasion, the global biggies come to town, with 40,000 fans expected to listen on the beach.
The Seto Kingdom Liveth
This past weekend, Obinitsa City, South-East Estonia saw Setos from wide world over convene - with the occasional Estonians intermingled not a few.
ERR «did not err» by granting toxic interview
The unexpectedly aggressive questions by Russian TV program «Vesti» journalist while interviewing ETV+ editor-in-chief Darja Saar (35) amounted to another attack against the channel to be created, say public broadcasting heads.
Estonia placed 7th in Eurovision Song Contest final
The Estonian entry in the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, «Goodbye to Yesterday», placed 7th out of 27 competitors in the final held Saturday in Vienna.
Titanic to dock at Tallinn Seaplane Harbour
«Just imagine! A hundred years after it sunk, I’m getting a job on the Titanic!» A bunch of guys in overalls are busy attacking the vast boxes, armed with drills. Taken apart, these turn into elegant relief walls, portals, posts. A detail, initially coming across as a veneer wall, appears to be a part of a luxury cabin – when turned «inside out».
Villu Tamme: whippersnapper at fifty
Half a century under his belt, Villu’s still standing. Young at heart, ready to roll, joking the age away.
Patarei closed, only guided tours allowed
Starting this week, the former prison is only accessible twice a day, accompanied by a guide – the building’s electricity system considered dangerous.
Baltic Breakdance Battle treats Tallinn with global greats
This Saturday, at 8 pm, Tallinn National Library of Estonia will host Red Bull BC One Baltic Cypher. Already, close to a hundred breakers have registered to the event. On Saturday, live video coverage of the event is offered by Postimees.ee.
Mayan Queen, Mexican billionaire Alberto Baillères’ mighty yacht in Tallinn
Yesterday, May 27th, Tallinn was visited by a world top luxury yacht Mayan Queen IV – here for a day, gone by midnight.
Gumball 3000: Ferrari, in one piece in Estonia, destroyed in Latvia
The Gumball 3000 Team No 113, composed of the Swedish born sports gambling guru Sven Karlsson and car enthusiast Oskar Johannesson, crashed their Ferrari 458 Italia in Latvia. No one was hurt – except for the €180,000 vehicle.
Gumball 3000 traffic offenders abound in Estonia
In Finland, police confiscated 20 driving licences from luxury car rally Gumball 3000 competitors. Estonian police’s current catch is nine offenders.
Gallery: Gumball 3000 competitors visiting Tallinn
In Tallinn’s Town Hall Square, Gumball 3000 competitors showed off their cars. Among others, there stood David Hasselhoff – chatting with fans. Check the gallery!
Pictures: Exotic racing cars in Ida-Viru County
Today, the Gumball 3000 racers pass Estonia on their way through Europe, arriving from Finland and Russia, on their way to Riga.
Video: David Hasselhoff cracks jokes with Estonian fans
On Town Hall Square, Tallinn, the Gumball 3000 competitors showed off their cars. Eyes of all fans were glued to David Hasselhoff, who cracked jokes with locals.
Kerli: Estonians, I’m ashamed of you!
After a long while, Kerli Kõiv, the singer, wrote a Facebook letter in Estonian.
Estonia makes it to Eurovision finals
Moldova, Lithuania, Ireland, Estonia, Belarus, Denmark, Russia, Belgium, Ukraine and Holland pass into finals from Eurovision’s first semi-finals
Birgit Õigemeel to Estonians: be positive!
Postimees asked Birgit Õigemeel about her feelings, headed to the Eurovision stage tonight.
Behold the best places to eat, in Estonia
Again, the programme Flavours of Estonia has picked the Top 50 eating places, out of about 1,300. The list is published in alphabetical order; precise ranking comes in the fall, judged by experts.
Winny Puhh: the almost-Eurovision-guys
Youtube millionaires still paying to do the band – a costly hobby
TV3 megaproject surprise rise to TV top
Week after week, the TV 3 springtime megaproject Your Face Sounds Familiar (Su nägu kõlab tuttavalt) keeps getting tremendous ratings. These past weeks, viewers come above quarter of a million.
British electro-pop megastar Pet Shop Boys to play at Tallinn Õllesummer!
Friday night special at the 20th Õllesummer is Britain’s best known dance music duo Pet Shop Boys. Pet Shop Boys, performing on July 5th at main stage, last played in Estonian open air 13 years back.
Zero, so far: Eurovision fans cast gloom on Estonia
In the Eurovision song contest fan club OGAE (Organisation générale des Amateurs de l'Eurovision) charts, the Estonian euro song Et uus saaks alguse has so far failed to get a single point.
Hurts: party every day
British pop sensation Hurts is loved in Estonia. Their debut album Happiness stayed in our sales top ten over half a year. Due to tremendous interest, the first Hurts’ concert was transferred from in Rock Café to Kalev sports hall, the next one to Saku Suurhall Arena – filled to the brim.
Rejoice all ye people! Circus came to town
When it comes to having circus, we’re still a developing country. Rarely does a clown come to town – a Western one. For the most part, we will have to do with the Eastern stuff, stuck somewhere deep in Classicism. As if there was no circus revolution, 40 years back.
Kerli: success equals inner peace
Born in Elva, currently residing in California, Kerli is slowly but surely trudging up the music mountain of world fame. The fresh Playboy (yes, the US original) kicked her interview off by stating that Kerli was one of the world’s greatest unheard of pop stars. With two Billboard dance chart tops, songs in Tim Burton movies. Well, not the top of the tops, but close enough. Not long ago, Kerli came out with a dancing-like Gothic Pop flavoured EP, Utopia.
Skateboard champ Max Kruglov, a wild party animal
Simple Session skateboard champion Max Kruglov intends to celebrate grand style. «There’s crazy parties in Estonia, I’ve been night-clubbing every day, no exception. See you in the bar, promise,» says the man, taking both skateboarding and festival fun dead serious.
Simple Session winner Kevin Peraza: living the life of my dreams!
Mexican Kevin Peraza proclaimed best BMX rider at this year’s Simple Session.
Crazy gallery: Simple Session
Check out tricks by BMX riders at Simple Session!
British bachelors in Tallinn: strictly for fun
Anet Oltsmann, a veteran welcomer of British and Scandinavian bachelors in Tallinn, agrees not with claims that it’s them that rule the Old Town night life. All the guys come for is fun and laughter. And their ranks are thinning fast.
Reet Aus makes new clothes collection of Bangladeshi leftovers
At Estonian Design House yesterday, fashion designer Reet Aus showed her new innovative collection made of Bangladeshi mass production leftovers. Following presentation, some items will go on sale on the spot.
Rare sight: Carmen Kass on catwalk
A world class top model, Carmen Kass carefully picks between brands and designers to endorse. Yesterday, she showed up at Paris Fashion Week, presenting Emanuel Ungaro’s new autumn/winter collection.
Estonia Picks Birgit Õigemeel for Eurovision
Birgit Õigemeel has beat out nearest rival Grete Paia to take the top spot in the Eesti Laul, the national competition that determines Estonia's Eurovision Song Contest entry, ERR News reported.
Second screen breaks into mainstream media
Real-time coverage of big events by newspaper web portals, still a novelty and curiosity a few years back, is now becoming a matter-of-fact press tool for attracting news-hungry readers, competing with social media.
Estonian lad teaches Madonna tightroping and Russian
A year ago, Jaan Roose (21) from backwoods Põlva County, was forced into academic leave from Physical Culture studies. The reason? A week in New York turned into two, then three... Then a year.
«Mushrooming» tops Estonian box office chart in 2012
«Mushrooming» («Seenelkäik»), a political satire from Estonian director Toomas Hussar, secured a place at the top of the box office rankings for Estonian films in 2012 with a more than two times lead ahead of the next popular production, figures published by the Estonian Film Institute show.