This Soviet film is a biography of the Georgian primitive artist Nikoloz Pirosmanishvili (1862–1918), better known as Pirosmani, who died of starvation and sold his paintings to bars and restaurants for food and drink. The film experiments with color control techniques based on the painter’s style.
Director: Giorgi Shengelaia (as Giorgi Shengelaya).
Stars: Avtandil Varazi, Dodo Abashidze, Givi Aleqsandria, Spartak Bagashvili, Teimuraz Beridze, Kote Daushvili, Zurab Kapianidze, Boris Tsipuria, Amir Kakabadze.
1974 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo.