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Georgi SHENGELAIA
Георгий ШЕНГЕЛАЯ
Gueorgui CHENGUELAIA
 
USSR (Georgia), 1969, 86 mn 
Colour, fiction

Pirosmani

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 Pirosmani

 Pirosmani


 
Directed by : Georgi SHENGELAIA (Георгий ШЕНГЕЛАЯ)
Writing credits : Erlom AKHVLEDIANY (Эрлом АХВЛЕДИАНИ), Georgi SHENGELAIA (Георгий ШЕНГЕЛАЯ)
 
Cast
David ABASHIDZE (Давид АБАШИДЗЕ) ...Chavoua, ami de Pirosmani
Spartak BAGASHVILI (Спартак БАГАШВИЛИ)
Zurab KAPYANIDZE (Зураб КАПИАНИДЗЕ) ...Ouchangui
Aleksandr REKHVIASHVILI (Александр РЕХВИАШВИЛИ)
Boris TSIPURIA (Борис ЦИПУРИЯ)
Avtandil VARAZI (Автандил ВАРАЗИ) ...Pirosmani
 
Cinematography : Konstantin APRYATINE (Константин АПРЯТИН)
Production design : Vasili ARABIDZE (Василий АРАБИДЗЕ)
Music : Vakhtang KUKHYANIDZE (Вахтанг КУХИАНИДЗЕ)
Sound : Otar GEGECHKORY (Отар ГЕГЕЧКОРИ)
Production : Grouzia-Film
Release date in Russia : 02/1969
 

Awards :
Grand Prix du Festival de Chicago, 1970

DVD with subtitles
Editeur : Ruscico.
Sous-titres : RU EN FR ES IT NL

Plot synopsis
This film is about the great Georgian painter – primitivist Niko Pirosmanashvili (1862-1918). An unknown, self-taught painter roams the streets of a city, painting his pictures. The local people only know that his name is Nikola Pirosmani, that he is a kind and honest person, but nobody takes his painting seriously. To make his living and be able to buy paints, Nikola opens up a food shop. But very soon he goes bankrupt, for he is giving away butter and cheese to anyone who got no money. Already gravely ill, he paints his last picture, imbued with light, joy and love for life.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
 
The life of Pirosmani, a Georgian primitivist folk painter, is explored in dreamlike detail by his compatriot Georgy Shangelaya. The film's curious sepia color scheme pays a subtle tribute to Pirosmani's own artwork, which ranges from folk whimsy to unfettered drama.
Source : www.seagullfilms.com

Selected in the following festivals :
- Pessac International History Film Festival, Pessac (France), 2016
- Europe around Europe, Paris (France), 2012
- Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki (Greece), 2012
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Fribourg International Film Festival, Fribourg (Switzerland), 2011
- Une semaine de cinéma caucasien à l'Action Christine, Paris (France), 2010
- Retrospective Russian cinema at the "Reflet Médicis", Paris (France), 2010
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Festival ''East-West'', Die (France), 2006
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2006
- Retrospectives : brothers Shengelaya - Mikhail Kobakhidze, Paris (France), 2005

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