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Pirosmani (1969)

The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

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Credited cast:
Avtandil Varazi ... Nico Pirosmanichvili
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Givi Aleksandria ... (as Givi Aleqsandria)
Teimuraz Beridze
Margo Gvaramadze
Amir Kakabadze
Zurab Kapianidze ... (as Zura Qapianidze)
Rosalia Mintshin
Z. Qaldani
Aleksandre Rekhviashvili ... (as Aleqsandre Rekhviashvili)
Nino Seturidze
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The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

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15 May 1972 (Soviet Union)  »

Also Known As:

O laikos zografos Pirosmani  »

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Wonderful Film, Sadly Unavailable
30 December 2006 | by 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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