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
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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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Wonderful Film, Sadly Unavailable
30 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it played at the New Directors New Films series at the Museum of Modern Art in 1975. It was a wonderfully straightforward consideration of a very simple artist who, rather in the manner of Toulouse-Lautrec, hung out in bars and painted, literally, for his living, for food and drink. The film, I remember, had a style which diminished perspective rather as the artist did himself; I completely admired it, and frequently reflect on the sorry state of things that so fine a work can be just unavailable! I grew up in a world where memory of films was often the best one could hope for -- that world had the advantage of "revival theaters" where some old films might be viewed on a full-sized movie screen -- but now things are quite different and many many movies are available for owning or rental, but here is a clear example of a wonderful film -- sadly one of thousands -- still unavailable.


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