Despite his hardcore sexual fantasies and his fondness for painting disturbing dystopian works, Zdzisław Beksiński (Andrzej Seweryn) is a gentle, family man who wants only the best for his loving wife Zofia, neurotic son Tomasz, and the couple’s aging mothers. Never one to believe that life would be all sunshine and rainbows, Beksiński tapes everything with his beloved camcorder, watching a 28-year family saga unfold through paintings, near-death experiences, dance music trends, and funerals.
Based on the tragic and bizarre true story of the cult Polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński, THE LAST FAMILY is the feature debut of Jan P. Matuszynski. After premiering at Locarno, where Andrzej Seweryn was awarded Best Actor, this “often funny but also harrowing and heartbreaking” New York Times Critic's Pick went on to be screened at over 100 festivals worldwide.
DIRECTED BY JAN P. MATUSZYNSKI
POLAND | 2016 | POLISH & GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES