Ostatnia rodzina

Poland 2017

Synopsis

Beksiński is a gentle man with arachnophobia, despite his hardcore sexual fantasies and his fondness for painting disturbing dystopian works. Beksiński is a family man who wants only the best for his loving wife Zofia, neurotic son Tomasz and the couple’s aging mothers. His daily painting to classical music eventually pays off and he makes a name for himself in contemporary art. Good Catholic woman Zofia tries to hold the family together, but troubled son Tomasz proves to be a handful with his violent outbursts and suicidal threats. Their relief is brief when he starts dating women and becomes a radio presenter and movie translator, and the concerned parents must be on constant watch to prevent their son from hurting himself.
But Beksiński never believed that family life would always be sunshine and rainbows. As he tapes everything with his beloved camcorder, the 28-year Beksiński saga unfolds through paintings, near-death experiences, dance music trends and funerals ... Based on the bizarre true story of the cult Polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński. First narrative feature from the director of the award-winning documentary DEEP LOVE.

Biography

Jan P. Matuszyński was born in 1984. Jan graduated in Film Directing from Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television University of Silesia in Katowice and completed the Documentary Course at the Wajda Film School. His films such as 15 YEARS OF SILENCE, AFTER PARTY, HEAVEN have been screened and won prizes at numerous festivals in Poland and abroad. Jan P. Matuszyński is most recognized for his documentary DEEP LOVE (Best Documentary Award at the 36th IFF in Moscow, the Silver Horn award for Best Feature Documentary Film at the 54th Kraków FF and more).
THE LAST FAMILY is his feature film debut.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Jan P. Matuszynski

Written by : Robert Bolesto

Produced by : Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Hickinbotham

Director of Photography : Kacper Fertacz

Editor : Przemyslaw Chruscielewski

Production Design : Jagna Janicka

Costume Design : Emilia Czartoryska

Hair & Make up Artist : Tomasz Matraszek, Anna Goronska

Sound Design : Jaroslaw Bajdowski, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasinski

Main Cast : Aleksandra Konieczna (Zofia Beksińska), Andrzej Chyra (Piotr Dmochowski), Andrzej Seweryn (Zdzisław Beksiński), Dawid Ogrodnik (Tomasz Beksiński)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2017