We live in the same house, but in different apartments, jobs, situations, believes, visions. Each in our own compartment, we fool ourselves that the world is one and that it exists. Sometimes it seems that an incomprehensible thread becomes visible and I am on the verge of understanding… This film is about the other side of life – the scary, unknown side we never fully grasp, but we know is there, somewhere near, so close.
- Directed by: Skirmanta Jakaitė
- Country: Lithuania, France, 2018
- Time: 11m 5s
- Type: 2D computer
- Production: Agnė Adomėnė, Delphine Schmit
- Animation: Skirmanta Jakaitė
- Company: Art Shot, Tripode Productions, Perspective Films
Skirmanta Jakaitė (b. 1969) is a director and animator with a BA in Animation from Vilnius Academy of Art and experience in animation production since 1989. The Juggler is her third directed short animated film. Her graduation film We May Meet, We May Not was screened at many acclaimed international film festivals including Ottawa International Animation Festival, Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and Melbourne International Animation Festival. Her debut film Non-euclidean Geometry (co-directed with Solveiga Masteikaitė) was awarded with the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the 6oth Short Film Festival Oberhausen and received the Special International Jury Prize at Hiroshima International Animation Festival as well as The Lithuanian Film Academy award for The Best Lithuanian Animation Film of the year.