A documentary film about the great Georgian outsider artist Niko Pirosmani. By filming the detail and themes of his colourful paintings, Parajanov creates an engaging and mysterious portrait of Georgia itself. This later work is often seen as a companion piece to Hakob Hovnatanyan (1967), since it also takes its subject from a famous painter.

The other films shown within A Parajanov Triptych

Original title
Arabeskebi Pirosmanis temaze
Filmmaker
Sergei Parajanov
Country
Armenia
Year
1985
Medium
DCP
Length
21’
Language
no dialogue
Production Company
Qronikalur Dokumenturi Pilmebis Studia
Sales
Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre
Writer
Kora Tsereteli, Sergei Parajanov
Cinematography
Nodar Paliashvili
Editor
Marfa Ponomarenko
Music
Jansug Kakhidze