My Nikifor

Mój Nikifor, 2004, 100 min.

My Nikifor (2004)
Polish Film Festival Los Angeles
Hollywood Eagle Award

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2005
Grand Prix, the Crystal Globe,  The award for Best Director – Krzysztof Krauze,
The award for Best Actress – Krystyna Feldman

Polish Film Festival Gdynia 2004
Best Actress for Krystyna Feldman, Best Costume for Dorota Roqueplo
and Best Editing for Krzysztof Szpetmanski


Director Krzysztof Krauze
Screenplay Joanna Kos, Krzysztof Krauze
Cinematography Krzysztof Ptak
Music Bartek Glinka
Art Director Magdalena Dipont
Producer Uliusz Machulski, Jacek Bromski
Nikifor Krystyna Feldman
Marian Wlosinski Roman Goncarczyk
Hanna Wlosinska Lucyna Malec
Stefan Nowak Jerzy Gudejko
Kowalska Jowita Miondlikowska
Nures Aldona Grochal
Doctor Marek Liteka
Bee-keeper Ferek Marian Dziedziel
History of a frendship between a graduate of the Cracow Academy of Fine art, and an arts manager of the spa in Krynica Marian Wlosinski, and a handicapped, ignorant painter. Based on true events from the life of Epifan Drowniak – a primitive genius-painter known as Nikifor Krynicki.
On 15th of April 1960 Nikifor came to Wlosinski’s workshop and said – “I will paint here”. He came for a moment and stayed for life. This film shows three monthes of 1960 and teo days of 1967, when a huge exibition of Nikifor’e works in Zacheta gallery was open. It also shows just one day of 1968 – the day of Nikifor’s death. Film about the spiritual life of an artist, who – thanks to his personal freedom – was able to create great works of art.