Based on true events of the last years of the life of Nikifor (1895-1968), a painter rated among the five most outstanding primitives of the world. Nikifor, actually Epifaniusz Drowniak, for the most of his life was despised, not understood and laughed at. In Krynica, he was considered a loony, he aroused either fear or laughter. In 1960, his life story crosses with Marian Włosiński, a young artist. In the beginning, Włosiński wants to get rid of the pain in the neck but when he gets to know him better, he discovers genius hidden in him. He abandons his panting ambitions, and taking care of Nikifor becomes the sense of his life.
written by Joanna Kos, Krzysztof Krauze director of photography Krzysztof Ptak
music Bartłomiej Gliniak
production design Magdalena Dipont
costume design Dorota Roqueplo
make-up Maria Dziewulska
sound Nikodem Wołk-Łaniewski
edited by Krzysztof Szpetmański
cast Krystyna Feldman, Roman Gancarczyk, Jerzy Gudejko, Jowita Miondlikowska, Lucyna Malec, Marian Dziędziel, Ewa Wencel
production Studio Filmowe Zebra, Telewizja Polska – Agencja Filmowa, Canal+ Polska
producer Juliusz Machulski
executive producers Wojciech Danowski, Jacek Moczydłowski
production managers Dorota Ostrowska-Orlińska, Jan Kaczmarski
co-financed by Agencja Produkcji Filmowej
Cyfrowe Repozytorium Filmowe (CRF) is the partner of the “Pure Classics – In Memoriam” section at the 42nd Polish Film Festival.