Tag Archives: Elena Samuylova

“Autumn Tale”: A Cinematic Short Film Directed By Ivan Maria Friedman (2016)

“Autumn Tale” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Ivan Maria Friedman.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Ivan Maria Friedman


Actress: Elena Samuylova


Produced by: Maya Pictures


Website: http://www.mayapictures.com/

“The Awakening”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring The Words Of Rûmî Directed By Ivan Maria Friedman (2014)

“The Awakening” is a  Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poem By Djalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî Filmed and Directed By Ivan Maria Friedman.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:   Ivan Maria Friedman

Music Composed by:  Richard Wagner (“Das Rheingold, Scene I: Vorspiel”)

Actress and Narrator:   Elena Samuylova

The Awakening Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Rumi Directed by Ivan Maria Friedmand

“The Awakening”

By Djalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî (1207-1273)

In the early dawn of happiness
you gave me three kisses
so that I would wake up
to this moment of love

I tried to remember in my heart
what I’d dreamt about
during the night
before I became aware
of this moving
of life

I found my dreams
but the moon took me away
It lifted me up to the firmament
and suspended me there
I saw how my heart had fallen
on your path
singing a song

Between my love and my heart
things were happening which
slowly slowly
made me recall everything

You amuse me with your touch
although I can’t see your hands.
You have kissed me with tenderness
although I haven’t seen your lips
You are hidden from me.

But it is you who keeps me alive

Perhaps the time will come
when you will tire of kisses
I shall be happy
even for insults from you
I only ask that you
keep some attention on me.


Website:  http://www.mayapictures.com/