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  • Pirosmani

SUBJECTS

Artists -- Georgia (Republic) -- Drama, P`irosmanasvili, Niko, 1862?-1918 -- Drama

Pirosmani

BAMPFA Collection
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

featuring

Avtandil Varazi, Dodo Abashidze, Givi Aleqsandria, Spartak Bagashvili,

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.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Giorgi Shengelaia
  • Erlom Akhvlediani
Cinematographer
  • Konstantin Apryatin
Language
  • Georgian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 85 mins
Source
  • BAMPFA
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[Pirosmani] (review), Soho Weekly News, 1978

Film : Pirosmani (review), Village Voice, Tom Allen, 1978

New directors / new films : Pirosmani (program note), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1975

Pirosmani (program note), Los Angeles International Film Exposition, 1975

Niko Piromanshvili (book excerpt), Sov. Khudozhnik, P`irosmanasvili, Niko, 1862?-1918 -- Niko P`irosmanasvili, 1967

Two films by Georgi Shengelaya : Pirosmani (program note)

Two films from Soviet Georgia : Pirosmani (program note), Pacific Film Archive Calendar

Soviet cinema : Yesterday and today : Pirosmani (program note), Los Angeles International Film Exposition

Pirosmani (program note), Brian Baxter, London Film Festival

Pirosmani (review), San Francisco Bay Guardian, Zena Jones

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Followed By

Arabesque on a Pirosmani Theme
(Arabesjebi Pirosmanuz temaze)

Sergei Paradjanov, USSR, 1985

A poetic meditation on the work of the Georgian painter Pirosmanishvili.

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Georgian
  • Russian
  • English
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 25 mins
source
  • BAMPFA