The short film The Poor Poet was inspired by Carl Spitzweg’s painting of the namesake. Many critics considered the painting satirized the discrepancy between the poet’s claim and reality; by striking contrast, this short film offers a thoroughly different perspective. It attempts to comprehend all problems, all those which are a part of reality, to contemplate them from within, the old poet’s inability to concentrate on writing stems from his irritation with the triviality of everyday life and solely indulges himself in the rhythm of poetry. However, life inspires art. Only when he finally realizes that great works can also be conceived through the hardship in life, could he turn his art and life form into an inexhaustible wellspring of the inner sense of order.

Credits

  • Rodion Leschina: Director
  • Ruoyan Tian: Producer
  • Oleksandra Pletenetska: Director of Photography
  • Maksym Kochniev: Production Designer
  • Valeriia Bondar: Costume Designer
  • Oleksii Vasylenko: Sound Designer
  • Vitalii Sushko: First Assistant Director
  • Oleg Prosikhin: Actor
  • Valeriia Sukharenko: Assistant Art Director
  • Anastasia Rudych: Prop Master
  • Sonya Rozhok: First Assistant Camera
  • Valeriia Martynenko: Second Assistant Camera
  • Yuliia Pikhotska: Chief Iighting Technician
  • Alisa Smolnikova: Electrics
  • Yuliia Ostroushko: Electrics
  • Yana Pasichna: Electrics
  • Daryna Snizhko: Backstage
  • Albina Vinar: Colorist
  • Vlad Shadurskyi: Set Administrator
  • Daniil Skoryi: Set Builders
  • Demyd Skoryi: Set Builders
  • Zhivko Yovich: Set Builders

Specifications

  • Project Title (Original Language): Бідний поет
  • Project Type: Short, Student
  • Runtime: 6 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date: June 17, 2022
  • Production Budget: 1,300 USD
  • Country of Origin: Ukraine
  • Country of Filming: Ukraine
  • Language: Ukrainian
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker
  • Student Project: Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-kary Theatre, Cinema And Television University