Nikoloz Pirosmani was a Georgian painter active around the turn of the 20th century and is considered an important representant of naïve art. In PIROSMANI, the director Shengelaya shows the audience the tragic tale of a man who does not find his place in society. In short episodes that are introduced by paintings of Pirosmani, we follow the protagonist walking down from one end of the frame to the other, searching for a place where he is welcome. The protagonist manifests his talent by painting out walls, letterings or paintings that ornament the many restaurants of T‘bilisi, Georgia’s capital.

Sovuet Union 1969
Regie: Giorgi Shengelaya
105 min, DCP, OmeU

2013, Archive

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