The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.


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Credited cast:
Avtandil Varazi ...
Nico Pirosmanichvili
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dodo Abashidze
Givi Aleksandria ...
(as Givi Aleqsandria)
Spartak Bagashvili
Teimuraz Beridze
Kote Daushvili
Margo Gvaramadze
Amir Kakabadze
Zurab Kapianidze ...
(as Zura Qapianidze)
Rosalia Mintshin
Z. Qaldani
Aleksandre Rekhviashvili ...
(as Aleqsandre Rekhviashvili)
Nino Seturidze
Boris Tsipuria


The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

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15 May 1972 (Soviet Union)  »

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O laikos zografos Pirosmani  »

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17 March 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

at whole. for story of Pirosmani, one of the greatest Georgian art legends. for the impression of walk in a pinacotheque. for strange feeling about a classic story of an artist who tries remains himself against social pressure. a film about life. not different by many Georgian films of period but convincing thanks to a simple script and acting of Avtandil Varazi. the ash taste, melancholic slices, a lot of silence walls. and confession of a man for who existence is a form of fly, for who the freedom is essential value.far to be perfect, it seems be memorable. for the deep roots, for bitter images, for clear message, for the taste of honesty. a film who can remember basic things who lost their death.

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