"Trust the sound of your voices, the ridden of your speech."
- Beckett

Meetings With a Young Poet


A young poet, Paul Susser, meets his master, the great author Samuel Beckett, in a small café. The two men initiate a complex friendship that spans the last two decades of Beckett’s life and forever changes Paul’s future.  After Beckett’s death, Paul meets an actress who wants to play Krapp, Beckett’s most autobiographical male character. By opening himself up to this woman he will finally come to terms with Beckett’s legacy. A study in humanity, poetry, and the creative process.

Canada, 2013
Drama, 86min

Meetings With a Young Poet


Vincent Hoss-Desmarais
Stephen McHattie
Maria De Medeiros
Linda E. Smith
Arthur Holden


Director: Rudy Barichello
Screenwriters: Rudy Barichello and Marcel Beaulieu
Producers: Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin


Director of Photography: Michel La Veaux
Production Designer: Gaudeline Sauriol
Editor: Dominique Fortin
Sound: Gilles Corbeil, Martin Pinsonnault and Bernard Gariepy Stobl
Costume Designer: Mariane Carter
Original Score: Gaëtan Gravel and Patrice Dubuc
Casting: Andrea Kenyon and Randi Wells
Still Photographer: Sébastien Raymond

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Meetings With a Young Poet

Festivals and Awards

São Paulo International Film Festival
Nominated for Best Feature Film

Fimucite Tenerife in Spain
Winner for Best Music in Film

International film festival of India in Goa
Official Selection

FIFA of Montreal
Official Selection

Bafici, films festival in Buenos Aires
Official Selection

Festival Cinématographique of l’Uruguay
Official Selection

Two Riversides in Poland
Official Selection

Canadian Screen Awards
Nominated for Achievement in Music – Original Score (Patrice Dubuc and Gaëtan Gravel)
Nominated for Achievement in Sound Editing (Raymond Legault, Simon Meilleur, Martin Pinsonnault and Claire Pochon)
Nominated for Achievement in Makeup (Colleen Quinton)
Nominated for Achievement in Cinematography (Michel La Veaux)
Nominated for Achievement in Overall Sound (Daniel Bisson, Gilles Corbeil, Bernard Gariépy Strobl)

Gala Quebec Cinema
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Stephen McHattie)