Inni ludzie

Directed by Aleksandra Terpińska
Poland, France | ca. 100 min | 2021 | urban drama | Polish

An urban drama about Kamil, a wannabe-rapper who should be getting his life and career going but instead gets high, roams around the city and starts an affair with a bored, rich housewife Iwona. It’s a polyphonic story about isolated people dreaming of love in the big city.


Director: Aleksandra Terpińska
based on a novel by Dorota Masłowska

Cinematography: Bartosz Bieniek

Film Editing: Magdalena Chowańska
Production Design: Anna Marzeda
Costume Design: Weronika Orlińska

Cast: Jacek Beler, Magdalena Koleśnik, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Sebastian Fabijański, Marek Kalita, Beata Kawka

Production Company: Madants
Co-production Companies:  Alcatraz Films, Moderator Inwestycje, Film Produkcja, Warner Bros. Poland, Mazovia Warsaw Film Fund, Abstraction Plan, Canal+
With support of: Polish Film Institute

  • Aleksandra Terpińska
    Aleksandra Terpińska

Festivals & Awards

  • Gdynia Film Festival – Awards: Best Debut, Best Editing, Best Actor – Jacek Beler, Onet Award – Discovery, Stowarzyszenie Kin Studyjnych Award
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – FIPRESCI Award
  • Seeyousound International Music Film Festival – Competition
  • Burgas International Film Festival – Competition
  • Atlàntida Mallorca Film Festival – Competition
  • Jecheon Int’l Music & Film Festival – World Music Film Now: International Competition section

press quotes

The freewheeling nature of the raps are so well-integrated into the narrative it makes me want to see Terpínska take on a Goodfellas-style (Martin Scorsese, 1990) movie. She’ll certainly be able to find the right milieu.


Other People is a cocky and raunchy social hip-hopera dressing the hollow consumerism, purposelessness, and poverty for the next-gen aesthetic mannerism – the rawness of Shameless (U.K. version) meets the fluid cinema formalism.


Winning best debut at Gdynia Polish Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Prize at Tallinn, Other People is making waves across Poland and Eastern Europe.


the film is mesmerising, like watching a reflection in a hall of mirrors. Terpińska’s debut grabs your attention and provides a strangely guilt-ridden pleasure, since all of the characters in Other People are just like all of us, only a little more twisted, shrunk or magnified.


Aleksandra Terpińska

Polish filmmaker based in Warsaw. Director and screenwriter of short films, commercials and music videos. Studied Directing at the University of Silesia in Katowice, and Psychology at the University of Wroclaw. She has made several short films – CHICKEN, ALL SOULS’ DAY, AMERICA, THE BEST FIREWORKS EVER– and a documentary – CZECH SWAN.

Her film AMERICA (2015) recived 16 awards including Golden Horseman of the Youth Jury at Filmfest Dresden, Best Short Film at Sehsuchte International Student Film Festival in Potsdam, Golden Tadpole at Camerimage IFF, Early Bird Grand Award in Bulgaria and The Flaming Faun at Shnit International Shortfilm Festival. Her previous film All Souls’ Day was selected on over 100 film festivals among them San Sebastian, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Clermont-Ferrand. It received 16 awards, including Grand Prix at Short Film Festival in Drama, Best Short Film at Cottbus Film Festival and PFI and Mastershot Award at Camerimage IFF.

2021 Other People, feature in production
2017 The Best Fireworks Ever, short
2015 America, short
2015 Czech Swan, documentary
2013 Chicken, short
2012 All Souls’ Day, short