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THE LAST FAMILY

by Jan P. Matuszyński

synopsis

Born in 1929, Zdzisław Beksiński, a Polish surrealist painter famous for his eerie post-apocalyptic works, is a cult artist who has portrayed decaying bodies and fantasized of hard core S&M sexual experiences. Known for his keen sense of humor, he is also scared of spiders and tending to his sick mother. His neurotic, suicidal son, Tomasz, is a cult radio DJ and translator, responsible for the Polish versions of Monty Python films. His wife, Zofia Beksińska, a devoted Catholic, endures these two eccentrics and glues the family together. As the parents try to prevent their son from hurting himself, their lives are defined by painting, a series of near-death experiences, funerals and changing trends in dance music.

international title: The Last Family
original title: Ostatnia rodzina
country: Poland
sales agent: New Europe Film Sales
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Jan P. Matuszyński
film run: 124'
screenplay: Robert Bolesto
cast: Andrzej Seweryn, Dawid Ogrodnik, Aleksandra Konieczna, Andrzej Chyra
cinematography by: Kacper Fertacz
film editing: Przemysław Chruscielewski
art director: Jagna Janicka
costumes designer: Emilia Czartoryska
production: Aurum Film, HBO Poland, Lightcraft, Universal Music Polska
backing: Mazovia Film Fund (PL)

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main awards/selection

Locarno 2016Competition, Leopard for Best Actor (Andrzej Seweryn)
Rotterdam 2017Bright Future
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