This Soviet film is a biography of the Georgian artist Niko Pirosmanishvili (1863-1918), usually known as Pirosmani. Pirosmani died of starvation, unable to sell any of his works for sufficient money to support life.
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Like Parajanov's Sayat Nova, Giorgi Shengelaya explores what it means to create, and to devote one's life to creation; to live in such a way that does not toady to the expectations and desires of others. Despite being a very dark and sombre film, Pirosmani is also a film of genuine and profound inspiration. Full Review: http://cinephiledreams.blogspot.com/2013/12/pirosmani-1969.html
Film içinde hiç vurgu yapılmasa da, burjuvanın muhafazakarlığı aslında filmi en dokunaklı yapan. Yaşadığı dönemde hiç bir varlık gösteremeyen ve yüzlerce benzeri gibi, öldükten çok sonra sanatının değeri anlaşılan, naif ve anti sosyal ressam Pirosmani'nin hayatını izliyoruz. Ressamı canlandıran oyuncu Avtandil Varazi'nin de bir ressam olması, gerçekçiliği ve dramatik ruhu fazlasıyla hissettiriyor.
It is a bit clumsy, as far as camerawork and editing is concerned, but you keep wondering if this is intentional. The main character is likeable enough to watch it till the end, but on the whole, it just makes you really happy, that you don't have to live in Georgia (I apologise to people who actually live in Georgia, it's probably a really groovy place).
a turkish actor (sümer tilmaç- RIP) says "money is the enemy of art". the story of pirosmani supports the idea i think..
we do not have many clues about the soul of him, the way he thinks, how he feels but we have a great idea about how he lived..
also the film-pirosmani's story made me remember the films of tarkovsky, in terms of religion, silence and being introvert..