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  1. paula.duglas's rating of the film Pirosmani

  2. I.Camera's rating of the film Pirosmani

    It is rare to see any films from the Caucasus, and this is a worthy example. Like Pirosmani's paintings, the film is simple but impressive, replicating the artist's own primitive style in its colour cinematography and the framing of its characters on the screen. Shengelaya depicts Nico's life with great honesty - the paintings are allowed to speak for themselves, even when the artist is reluctant to say much at all.

  3. DrFirestone's rating of the film Pirosmani

    A sombre tale of a lone artist, not quite fitting into this ruthless world. This film is absolutely worth watching for the visual style alone - incredible use of colour and masterful control of light and shadow. The way scenes are composed and framed gives the film a strong "painterly" feel. Interesting experiments with perspective (some stunning wide angle shots). So intense - the acting, music, silence - superb!

  4. aldo.abenavoli's rating of the film Pirosmani

  5. Seesaw's rating of the film Pirosmani

    When film depends on the element of painting, the time no longer functions.

  6. Sr. Dionigi's rating of the film Pirosmani

    best georgian film i have ever seen

  7. Nachtreich's rating of the film Pirosmani

  8. ran-2011's rating of the film Pirosmani

    When you try to be Sergei Parajanov, but you fail miserably.

  9. lou.'s rating of the film Pirosmani

    This is incredible, I'm so deeply touched by this 'radicalism', talent and solitude. Colours and light give consistency to this tableau in motion. What a marvellous discovery! Thank you MUBI ❤

  10. lesminho's rating of the film Pirosmani

  11. Graf von Zahl's rating of the film Pirosmani

    Somehow recently I watched so many movies looking like taken directly from an art gallery. Thank God it wasn't modern art. I think most of comparisons to Sayat Nova come from the fact that both are georgian, but there are also some visible references too (these static takes with buildings in the background). Excellent attempt to represent painter's style in a cinematic way.

  12. Olivier's rating of the film Pirosmani

    Un film splendide et singulier , tout en lenteur et en tableaux d'un monde révolu, qui évoque avec beaucoup de sensibilité et de pudeur la vie simple et tragique d'un grand peintre géorgien. Un grand moment de beauté et d'émotion.

  13. between7skies's rating of the film Pirosmani

    A film of supreme artistry. Poignant meditation on a life of a lone artist. Superb painterly frames from beginning to end. Like the great story teller Parajanov, every frame crafted with breathtaking beauty. I wonder who influenced who. Shengelaya or Parajanov. Will watch it many many times before it expires.

  14. Joseph Lenica Church's rating of the film Pirosmani

  15. Chearth's rating of the film Pirosmani

  16. dan's rating of the film Pirosmani

    Lip service is paid to the Soviet ideology though:rich class,the kulak's are disparaged,the poor sympathized. Clearly the director shots images as if there are paintings into paintings-as if you are immersed into the artistic act. There are picturesque scenes of the Georgian culture.Some are exquisite. Similar atmosphere-in other Soviet country:Sokurov's 'Days of Eclipse'

  17. Pantso-for-the-win's rating of the film Pirosmani

  18. closelyobserved's rating of the film Pirosmani

    A charmingly idiosyncratic biography of the great Georgian painter.

  19. Irem Abacı's rating of the film Pirosmani

  20. Linda Wittgenstein's rating of the film Pirosmani

  21. Pegarange's rating of the film Pirosmani

    The viewer has to willingly give in to the primitivistic inspirations in acting and writing (it's all direct, simplistic and not quite natural - reminiscent of Herzog or Lanthimos), while the wonderful aesthetics and subtle colours are charming from the very beginning. A very unique experience.

  22. enzographie's rating of the film Pirosmani

    "What are you doing there?" --- "I'm dying." --- "What are you talking about? Christ has risen. It's easter. Get up."

  23. AVA's rating of the film Pirosmani

    Die Einfachheit ,fast Theater ähnliche Kulisse, schaffen eine ehrfurchtsvolle Ruhe.Eine tiefe Verbeugung vor dem Künstler.

  24. Juan Javier's rating of the film Pirosmani

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