Mati Põldre

Mati Põldre

Director, Producer


Mati Põldre is a highly successful Estonian film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his critically acclaimed films, such as The Red Line (2014) and The Fencer (2015).

Põldre was born in the small town of Põlva, Estonia in 1975. Growing up, he had a passion for cinema, and he attended the Tallinn University of Technology, where he studied film production. In addition to his studies, Põldre also worked as a freelance assistant director for several films and television series.

In 2006, Põldre made his feature film debut with the drama The Class. The film was a critical success, and it won the Best Feature Film Award at the 2007 Estonian Film and Television Awards.

In 2014, Põldre released his second feature film, The Red Line. The film follows a group of Estonian soldiers during World War II, and it was a critical and commercial success. Põldre won Best Director at the 2014 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival for the film.

In 2015, Põldre released his third feature, The Fencer. The film is a period drama set in 1950s Estonia, and it follows the story of a fencing master and his students. The Fencer was a critical and commercial success. It won the Best Feature Film Award at the 2015 European Film Awards, and it was also nominated for an Academy Award.

Põldre is currently working on several new projects, including a feature film adaptation of the novel The Little Comrade. He also recently directed the television series, The New Mother, which is set to air in 2021.

Throughout his career, Põldre has become one of the most successful Estonian filmmakers of his time. His films have won numerous awards, and he has established himself as a master storyteller. He is an inspiration to many aspiring filmmakers, and he continues to be at the forefront of Estonian cinema.

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