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Pirosmani (1969)

The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

Director:

Giorgi Shengelaia (as Giorgi Shengelaya)

Writers:

Erlom Akhvlediani, Giorgi Shengelaia (as Giorgi Shengelaya)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Avtandil Varazi Avtandil Varazi ... Niko Pirosmanishvili
Dodo Abashidze ... Kinto (as David Abashidze)
Zurab Kapianidze Zurab Kapianidze ... Ushangi (as Zura Qapianidze)
Teimuraz Beridze Teimuraz Beridze ... drug Pirosmanishvili
Boris Tsipuria ... Dimitriy
Kote Daushvili ... muzh sestri Pirosmanishvili (as Shota Daushvili)
Margo Gvaramadze Margo Gvaramadze ... (as Mariya Gvaramadze)
Nino Seturidze Nino Seturidze
Rosalia Mintshin Rosalia Mintshin ... (as Rozaliya Minchin)
Givi Aleksandria Givi Aleksandria ... (as Givi Aleqsandria)
Aleksandre Rekhviashvili Aleksandre Rekhviashvili ... (as Aleqsandre Rekhviashvili)
Amir Kakabadze Amir Kakabadze ... Lado
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Storyline

The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | Georgian | French

Release Date:

15 May 1972 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

O laikos zografos Pirosmani See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gruziya Film,Qartuli Pilmi See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Wonderful Film, Sadly Unavailable
30 December 2006 | by DialoGuySee 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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