Cast & Crew
Based on the life of Epifan Drowniak, famed naive painter Nikifor Krynicki, who was discovered in 1960 by another painter, Marian Wlosinski. The latter was working on the decor of the spa buildings in Krynice where Nikifor offered his paintings to the spa guests. From there, Nikifor settled into Marian's workspace. The academic painter started to look after him, fascinated as he was by the purity and grace of the primitive painter's artistic manifestations. In his effort to understand the phenomenon of the physically and mentally disabled man, Marian gave up his own work and even his family life. Devotedly, not demanding any response or sign of gratitude, he secured a social foundation for Nikifor, and in 1967 organized an exhibition at a prestigious Warsaw gallery.
Winner of the Gold Hugo Award for Best Film at the 2005 Chicago International Film Festival.
Winner of the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actor (Roman Gancarczyk) at the 2005 Chicago International Film Festival.
Released in United States October 2005
Released in United States 2006
Released in United States January 2006
Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 6-20, 2005.
Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 25-June 18, 2006.
Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 5-16, 2006.
Released in United States October 2005 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 6-20, 2005.)
Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 25-June 18, 2006.)
Released in United States January 2006 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 5-16, 2006.)