The Beksińskis. A Sound and Picture Album

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    The Beksińskis. A Sound and Picture Album

    Beksińscy. Album wideofoniczny

    Directed by

    Poland

    2017

    80 min

    • Polish

    Documentary

    The story of an outstanding Polish painter, Zdzisław Beksiński, and his complicated relationship with his son, Tomek, an extremely popular music journalist who suffered from depression and made numerous attempts to commit suicide. The film is a startling, sometimes shocking, sometimes moving family drama documentary which has been painstakingly reconstructed using audio recordings, film and photographs from the Beksińskis’ private archive, material that has never been made public in this form before. The screenplay is based on Magdalena Grzebałkowska’s best-selling biography ”The Beksińskis. A Double Portrait” (2014).

    Awards

    • Special Mention - Krakow FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Marcin Borchardt
    Cinematography
    Zdzisław Beksiński
    Editing
    Dominik Jagodziński
    Music
    Marcin Dymiter
    Production
    DAREK DIKTI IDEAS OFFICE

    Press

    A touching story about complex family relations.

    Krakow FF Jury, Krakow Film Festival

    Marcin Borchardt

    Marcin Borchardt

    Poland

    Marcin Borchardt - screen writer, director and film expert. He is a director of documentary films, commercials, video clips and television programmes. He teaches short fiction film aesthetics at the Film School in Gdynia, avant-garde and experimental cinema as well as contemporary documentary filmmaking at the University of Gdańsk. His monograph, The Avant-Garde Music of the Late Twentieth Century. A Beginners’ Guide, was published in 2014. His documentary THE BEKSIŃSKIS (2017) was selected in competition at Krakow Film Festival.