Archive of films The Days That Confused / Päevad, mis ajasid segadusse
2016, 105 min
Section: East of the West - Competition
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.
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.
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About the film
|Section:||East of the West - Competition|
|Screenplay:||Triin Ruumet, Greta Varts|
|Dir. of Photography:||Sten-Johan Lill|
|Music:||Hendrik Kaljujärv, Karl Saks|
|Art Director:||Matis Mäesalu|
|Cast:||Hendrik Toompere Jr., Juhan Ulfsak, Jaanika Arum|
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