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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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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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A lonely determined artist struggles to get recognition for hiswork...
17 August 2000 | by Peegee-3See 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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