The Last Family

Release date: 30-09-2016
Director: Jan P. Matuszyński
directed by Jan P. Matuszyński written by Robert Bolesto director of photography Kacper Fertacz production design by Jagna Janicka costume design by Emilia Czartoryska edited by Przemysław Chruścielewski make-up by Tomasz Matraszek artistic supervision by Leszek Dawid producer Leszek Bodzak co-producers Izabela Łopuch, Piotr Galon produced by Aurum Film co-produced by HBO Polska, Lightcraft co-financed by The Polish Film Institute, Mazovia Film Fund distributed by Kino Świat

cast Andrzej Seweryn (Zdzisław Beksiński), Dawid Ogrodnik (Tomasz Beksiński, Zdzisław’s son), Aleksandra Konieczna (Zofia Beksińska, Zdzisław’s wife), Andrzej Chyra (Piotr Dmochowski, art dealer), Magdalena Boczarska, Alicja Karluk, Zofia Perczyńska, Danuta Nagórna

colour, 124′
Poland 2016

 

The story begins in 1977 when Tomek Beksiński moves out of the family home into his own flat. His parents live nearby, which is why they remain close. Tomek’s oversensitive personality makes his mother Zofia constantly worried about him. Meanwhile Tomek’s father Zdzisław Beksiński tries to dedicate himself to his art. After Tomek’s first suicide attempt, Zdzisław and Zofia must fight not only for their son, but also to regain control of their lives. When Zdzisław signs a contract with Piotr Dmochowski, a arts dealer based in France, and Tomek starts working at the Polish Radio, it seems that the worst is behind them. But the series of strange and fateful events is just beginning.