The Last Family (Ostatnia Rodzina)


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The Last Family (Ostatnia Rodzina)

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Part of the Polish Film Festival series.




Not Rated

About the Film:

The Last Family chronicles the last 28 years in the life of Poland's famous painter, photographer, and sculptor Zdzisław Beksinski. Far from being a classic biopic, The Last Family is a darkly humorous story about strong family ties. About peculiar love, marked by death, which lurks everywhere – it is present through Zdzisław’s paintings; through music, beloved by his son Tomasz; the disease, which afflicts his wife Zofia. It is also a story about people who experience their lives as an explosive mix of ideas taken from cinema, art, music and everyday reality.  Finally, it is a movie about artistic nonfulfillment – about a family formed and destroyed by art. Having full access to Beksiński family archives, Jan Matuszyński was able to create a movie that painted an extremely realistic picture of the family, told through the the utterly realistic performances by best Polish film actors. Andrzej Seweryn won best actor at Locarno for his fully comprehensive image of Zdzisław Beksiński’s intentions and beliefs.