My Nikifor

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My Nikifor

My Nikifor

Release Date: July 29, 2004

Year    :   2004
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, Studio Filmowe Zebra, Canal+ Polska, TVP
Director    :   Krzysztof Krauze
Producers    :   Juliusz Machulski, Wojciech Danowski, Joanna Kos-Krauze, Jacek Moczydłowski
Writers    :   Krzysztof Krauze, Joanna Kos-Krauze
RunTime    :   95 mins.

From his birth in 1895 through his death in 1968, the gifted Polish naïve artist Nikifor Krynicki (AKA Epifan Drowniak) lived his life and eked out a career cloaked in obscurity - a casualty of both his extreme speech impediment (his tongue was attached to the roof of his mouth, which prompted others to errantly tag him as mentally incapacitated) and his self-effacing decision to sell the majority of his work for meager amounts. Krzysztof Krauze's biopic My Nikifor travels to the tail end of Krynicki's (Krystyna Feldman) life journey, dramatizing the period that surrounded his interaction with the well-established artist Marian Wlosinski (Roman Gancarczyk).

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