SUBJECTS

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

Pirosmani

featuring

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

Session two of a five-session course

Susan Oxtoby lectures on “Cinema and the Arts in Georgia” before the screening.

Pirosmani is a poetic biography of the great Georgian primitive artist Nikoloz (Niko) Pirosmanishvili, who worked prior to 1920. Giorgi 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 PFA in 1974, this delicately expressive film won the Grand Prize at the Chicago Film Festival and went on to international critical acclaim.

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
Print Info
  • Color
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Film : Pirosmani (review), Village Voice, Tom Allen, 1978

[Pirosmani] (review), Soho Weekly News, 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

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

Pirosmani (distributor materials), Sovexportfilm

Pirosmani (program note)

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