THE POET ON THE MOON




THE POET ON THE MOON

by Sherif Awad
A new short film from Argentina, inspired by the cinema of fantasy and science fiction of the 1950s. It tells the story of a child called Serguei who, through his effort and courage, becomes a cosmonaut of the Soviet Union. Later he is appointed to travel to the moon with the mission to carry the complete works of the poet Alexander Pushkin. Soon this will reveal before his eyes a secret that will make doubt all his beliefs.

THE POET ON THE MOON

The film’s running time is around 10 minutes which nominates it to be screened in short film festival and especially Short Shorts in japan. The leading actors give very noted performances in such few scenes. What’s promising about the film is that it starts as a video art then delves in the realms of narratives with an experimental touch.

THE POET ON THE MOON

The writer-director of this film is Sol Martinez who was born in Buenos Aires, 1972. Raised by two parents artists, he was interested in cinema since his childhood. At the age of 16, he directed "Rouge", a short film shot in Super 8 mm. Few years later, he left a medical career, to study film at the CIEVYC (Center for research and experimentation in video and film) where he directed: "ROUTE 512", "FROM THE INSIDE", "NATURAL SELECTION", "SOLA MIA " and "THE POET ON THE MOON."
The director has a channel on vimeo where we can discover clips and trailers from his bulk of works.
https://vimeo.com/user36061107