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My Nikifor (2004)
"Mój Nikifor" (original title)

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Story of the last eight years of life of Nikifor Krynicki, famous "naive artist".

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Krystyna Feldman ...
Nikifor
Roman Gancarczyk ...
Marian Wlosinski
Jerzy Gudejko ...
Ryszard Nowak
Jowita Miondlikowska ...
Cleaning Lady Kowalska
Lucyna Malec ...
Hanna Wlosinska
Katarzyna Paczynska ...
Ala Wlosinska
Karolina Paczynska ...
Ewa Wlosinska
Artur Steranko ...
Doctor Rosen
Marian Dziedziel ...
Beekeeper Ferek
Magda Celówna ...
Nikifor's Housekeeper
Ewa Wencel ...
Director of 'Zacheta'
Krzysztof Bochenek ...
Priest
Anna Lopatowska ...
Senior Registrar of TB Hospital
Maria Robaszkiewicz ...
Lelito
Krzysztof Gordon ...
Andrzej Banach
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Story of the last eight years of life of Nikifor Krynicki, famous "naive artist".

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24 September 2004 (Poland)  »

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The part of Nikifor is played by a woman, Krystyna Feldman. She was chosen by the director because of her physical and spiritual resemblance to Nikifor. The actress was widely known for deliberately having no TV set, washing machine or refrigerator in her house in Poznan. See more »

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Music by Jerzy Abratowski
Lyrics by Jacek Korczakowski
Vocal performed by Ludmila Jakubczak
Music performed by Orkiestra PR
Conducted by 'Stefan Strachon'
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unsympathetic and incomplete
6 February 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I can only imagine that this movie is funny or touching to those who know the artist. I did not, however, and found the movie greatly lacking content, depth... and art.

What we see is only the very last part of Nikifor's life. We do not see his youth, how he got to be an artist, who inspired him, how he worked, nothing at all, no background is given. We hardly see any of his work, except during the closing credits. The actress depicting Nikofor makes him look surly, unlikeable and even dim-witted at times, and she does so with over the top acting, as if she is mainly focused on playing a male role instead of playing the artist.

Yes, this movie has won awards. But I can't imagine why. We get no insight into the character of Nikifor at all, and thus, it was a waste of my time.


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