My Nikifor

My Nikifor

The account of friendship between Marian Włosiński, a graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and a visual artist of the Spa Houses in Krynica, and the disabled illiterate painter. Based on a true story from the life of Epifan Drowniak, a genius primitivist painter known as Nikifor Krynicki. On 15th April 1960, he entered Włosiński’s studio and said: I will paint here! He just popped in but stayed for the rest of his life. The action of the film depicts three months of 1960, two days of 1967 when a large gallery of Nikofor’s works was open in Zachęta and one day of 1968 – the day he died. It’s the film about the spiritual life of an artist who creates most excellent works thanks to his spiritual freedom.

Written by: Joanna Kos, Krzysztof Krauze
Director of photography: Krzysztof Ptak
Music by: Bartłomiej Gliniak
Production design by: Magdalena Dipont
Set decorator: Magdalena Dipont, Anna Wunderlich
Costume design by: Dorota Roqueplo
Editing: Krzysztof Szpetmański
Sound: Nikodem Wołk-Łaniewski
Cast: Krystyna Feldman (Nikifor), Roman Gancarczyk (Marian Włosiński), Lucyna Malec (Hanna Włosińska), Jerzy Gudejko (Stefan Nowak), Jowita Miondlikowska (Kowalska), Aldona Grochal (nurse), Marek Litewka (doctor), Magda Celówna (housekeeper), Marian Dziędziel (Ferek), Krzysztof Bochenek (priest), Łukasz Żurek (worker), Ewa Wencel (Zachęta’s director)
Production managers: Dorota Ostrowska-Orlińska, Jan Kaczmarski
Produced by: Studio Filmowe “Zebra”, Telewizja Polska S.A., Canal+ Polska
Executive producer: Studio Filmowe “Zebra”
Producers: Jacek Bromski, Juliusz Machulski
Distributed by: Best Film

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