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

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Nikifor
Roman Gancarczyk ...
Marian Wlosinski
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Ryszard Nowak
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Cleaning Lady Kowalska (as Jowita Miondlikowska)
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Hanna Wlosinska
Katarzyna Paczynska ...
Ala Wlosinska
Karolina Paczynska ...
Ewa Wlosinska
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Doctor Rosen
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Beekeeper Ferek
Magda Celówna ...
Nikifor's Housekeeper
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Director of 'Zacheta'
Krzysztof Bochenek ...
Priest
Anna Lopatowska ...
Senior Registrar of TB Hospital
Maria Robaszkiewicz ...
Lelito
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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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Az én Nikiforom  »

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When the production began, Krystyna Feldman, dressed as a starving tramp, visited one of the oldest spas in Krynica and started begging for food. Visitors complained about a "stinking old man" disturbing spa guests and she was expelled from the area. See more »

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Jo se ptasek krogulasek
Performed by Zespól i Kapela z Bedzimysla
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My Nikifor
31 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was lucky in I was an admirer of Nikifor and in the mid 90's visited Krynica and the Nikifor Museum. I suspect the film echoes modern sentiment of his life and work, since in the town there was not the enthusiasm for his fame and the museum was somewhat lacking in content. However from the film I immediately remembered the town and its simple beauty, and spent an enjoyable week there. The film it is rather slow but does keep up a momentum; and shows how difficult the artist was to deal with by a bureaucratic society beset with vestiges of their own self importance, while having to openly acknowledge the status of a man previously held in ridicule. The acting is very fine, right down to the humanity of the two little girls, and there are significant small cameo shots such as the later dialogue in the scene in the town café which is typically Polish. Filming is also excellent. A memorable yet understated film.


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