Archive of films The Days That Confused / Päevad, mis ajasid segadusse

2016, 105 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2016

Allar, 27, and his friends spend their lives in their Estonian small town goofing off, getting drunk, and driving as if there’s no tomorrow. When one of their outings ends in an accident, Allar begins to reflect on his life. The quest to find meaning, however, is full of twists and turns… With the help of bold music and visuals, the debuting Estonian director takes the viewer on a dynamic ride through the wild nineties, while also following the struggles of a searching mind.


A hot summer at the end of the 1990s. Allar is slowly approaching his thirties, and he and his friends pass the time in their small Estonian town goofing off, verbally harassing girls, getting drunk at local parties, and driving as if insane. One such diversion, however, ends in an accident that leads Allar to reflect on his life and to try to start living more meaningfully. But the road to finding life’s meaning has myriad twists and turns… With the help of bold music and visuals, the debuting Estonian director takes the viewer on an energetic ride through the wild nineties. But the film also records the journey of a searching mind as it wrestles with a sense of life’s futility. The movie landed fourth place – during its first weekend in Estonian theaters – on the list of top domestic box-office hits of the past two decades, and it’s safe to say that we’ll be hearing from talented director Triin Ruumet in the future.

Lenka Tyrpáková

About the director

Triin Ruumet (b. 1988) belongs to the rising generation of Estonian filmmakers. She graduated in direction from the Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn. She has made several internationally successful shorts, one of which, Tupsu (2014), screened this year at the Prague Short Film Festival in the section Baltic Focus. Ruumet directs commercials, music videos, and TV series, and she’s also a painter. The Days That Confused is not only the director’s first feature, but also the feature debut for much of the crew, including the producer, cinematographer, editor, production designer, and composer.


Kinosaurus Film
Kopli 25, 10412, Tallinn
Tel: +37 256 156 535

About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
Director: Triin Ruumet
Screenplay: Triin Ruumet, Greta Varts
Dir. of Photography: Sten-Johan Lill
Music: Hendrik Kaljujärv, Karl Saks
Editor: Hendrik Mägar
Art Director: Matis Mäesalu
Producer: Maie Rosmann-Lill
Production: Kinosaurus Film
Cast: Hendrik Toompere Jr., Juhan Ulfsak, Jaanika Arum
Contact: Kinosaurus Film


Triin Ruumet

Film Director

Maie Rosmann-Lill


Hendrik Toompere


Sten-Johan Lill

Director of Photography

Kaspar Ainelo

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