Moj Nikifor (My Nikifor) (2004)
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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
Sep 16, 2004 Limited
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The performances are solid and small points are made about the plight of outsider art and human bonding but as a study in dying or elderly eccentricity, it's been eclipsed by recent works.
Krzysztof Krauze's droll, unassuming little biopic stands as a fitting memorial to a life on the fringes.
An enjoyable and gently involving portrayal of a fascinating talent. It isn't the most sophisticated biopic around but that's quite fitting for a subject who took such pride in his own naivety.
A spare yet affecting portrait of Polish 'outsider artist' Nikifor Krynicki, bringing to light the winter years of his life.
My Nikifor doesn't take a scenic tour of artistry through the Vaseline smeared lens of romanticism, but for those unfamiliar with Poland's national treasures, it may be a struggle through cold waters.
My Nikifor is a spare yet affecting cinematic portrait of the Polish "outsider" artist Nikifor Krynicki, who's played in a remarkable piece of trans-gender acting by the late female thespian Krystyna Feldman.
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