BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
Pirosmani is a poetic biography of the great Georgian primitive artist Nikoloz (Niko) Pirosmanishvili (1862–1918), who worked prior to 1920. Shengelaia avoids the usual clichés of films about artists’ lives, successfully experimenting with color control techniques based on the painter’s style. Avtandil Varazi plays the gentle, uncompromising artist, who sold his paintings to bars and restaurants for food and drink and worked mostly in solitude. After its American premiere at BAMPFA in 1974, this delicately expressive film won the Grand Prize at the Chicago Film Festival and went on to international critical acclaim.
- Giorgi Shengelaia
- Erlom Akhvlediani
- with English subtitles
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[Pirosmani] (review), Soho Weekly News, 1978
Film : Pirosmani (review), Village Voice, Tom Allen, 1978
Pirosmani (program note), Los Angeles International Film Exposition, 1975
New directors / new films : Pirosmani (program note), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1975
Niko Piromanshvili (book excerpt), Sov. Khudozhnik, P`irosmanasvili, Niko, 1862?-1918 -- Niko P`irosmanasvili, 1967
Pirosmani (program note)
New Soviet cinema : Pirosmani (program note)
Films from Soviet Georgia : Pirosmani (program note), Pacific Film Archive Calendar
Two films by Georgi Shengelaya : Pirosmani (program note)
Two films from Soviet Georgia : Pirosmani (program note), Pacific Film Archive Calendar
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Arabesque on a Pirosmani Theme
(Arabesjebi Pirosmanuz temaze)
Sergei Paradjanov, USSR, 1985
A poetic meditation on the work of the Georgian painter Pirosmanishvili.