Stanczyk: The King`s Jester

It's a story about a royal jester who tries to influence the king and his decisions, but the unexpected outbreak of the war destroys everything. Confronted with the complete indifference of the elite towards the common people, brings the jester to protest against the king. This leads to the public humiliation of the jester. The king shows the jester that starting the war is only for continuing his rule, and then he tries to forcefully suppress and change everything what he wants.

  • Oleksii Ryndin
    The Witch (short film)
  • Vitaliy Radchenko
    Director of Photography
    As the sun begins to set
  • Vladyslav Kikhtenko
    Me and the Sun, as the sun begins to set, Till ill pass out, The Witch (short film)
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Станчик: Королівський блазень
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, historical
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 5, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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  • Language:
    No Dialogue
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Karyi University of Theatre, Cinema and Television
Director Biography - Oleksii Ryndin

Ryndin Oleksiy - director and screenwriter
Education: feature film director
Directing works:
-Historical narrative short film "The Witch" based on classical ukrainian novel by M.M. Kotsyubynskyi
(filmed according to my own script)

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Director Statement

First: the film refers to the Middle Ages, showing through the similar situation that history repeats itself. At the same time, the historical reality of the film is a protest against today's reality.
Secondary, the film is silent, reflecting to the role of artists who are mute nowadays.