The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

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Credited cast:
Avtandil Varazi ...
Nico Pirosmanichvili
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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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A lonely determined artist struggles to get recognition for hiswork...
17 August 2000 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

This touching and lovely little film is like a series of tableaux...A lonely artist in Georgia (Russia) paints rather naif works, but charming, has a difficult time getting them displayed, but he stays with it determined to get some recognition. It's a very unique flick,based on the life of an actual Russian artist... that moved me deeply with this depiction of a man dedicated to his art, believing in it despite all the rejections and lack of support by the world. A classic commentary on the sad fate of a huge majority of artists (even talented ones), some of whom get "discovered" after they die.


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