People We Know Are Confused


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People We Know Are Confused.

Vilnius, four hot summer days. Goda is learning anew to have a relationship while dealing with past trauma. Juste always had a safe life, planned for her by others, as she finally realizes she wants to decide for herself. After twenty years of marriage Vytas leaves his family, unable to admit his true reasons. The voice of Anatolijus joins all of these stories and experiences into one breathless state, which every character is trying to escape on their way to finding freedom in a constantly changing society that keeps on developing new standards.


Director Tomas Smulkis graduated Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with MA in Film directing with one semester in Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Media department. His filmography includes two short films: graduation work fiction Souther (2009) and short documentary Paradise Road (2012), shown at more than 10 international festivals. Since 2011, Tomas works with educational projects as well as 1st AD in film and commercial productions. He was also a participant of CPH:LAB in 2015 and at 2014 Gotland Film Lab. People We Know Are Confused is his first feature film.


  • Title
    People We Know Are Confused
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    102′, col.

  • Director
    Tomas Smulkis
  • Screenplay
    Birute Kapustinskaite,
    Tomas Smulkis
  • Editing
    Ieva Veiveryte
  • Photography
    Vytautas Plukas

  • Music
    Lina Lapelyte
  • Sound
    Julius Grigelionis
  • Cast
    Milda Noreikaite, Gabija Jaraminaite, Arunas Sakalauskas, Paulius Markevicius, Jolanta Dapkunaite, Sarunas Rapolas Meliesius, Dainius Svobonas, Vesta Grabstaite, Darius Meskauskas, Juozas Budraitis, Aldona Vilutyte

  • Producer
    Dagne Vildziunaite
  • Production
    Just a Moment

  • Vilnius International Film Festival 2021 – European Debut Competition
  • Severský Filmový Klub Prague 2021

  • Vilnius International Film Festival 2021 – Fipresci Award

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