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361 Ratings



Directed by Giorgi Shengelaya
Soviet Union, Georgia, 1969


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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Pirosmani Directed by Giorgi Shengelaya

Awards & Festivals

BFI London Film Festival

1973 | Winner: Sutherland Trophy

Chicago International Film Festival

1974 | Winner: Best Feature (Gold Hugo)

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