Giorgi Shengelaia, Georgia, 1969, 105m
Sun 16 June // 14:00 / External
The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani, who sought understanding, struggling to find his place in society. A key work of the Georgian New Wave Cinema, presented on 16mm.
"Shengelaia’s film constructs a series of impressionistic tableaux from incidents in Pirosmani’s life. Each tableau takes its style from Pirosmani’s own paintings, with simple lines and pastel colors, figures poised suggestively in space, and further resonance derived from references to the work of the French impressionists” – New Directors/New Films
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