Beksiński is a gentle man with arachnophobia, despite his hardcore sexual fantasies and his fondness for painting disturbing dystopian works. Beksiński is a family man who wants only the best for his loving wife Zofia, neurotic son Tomasz and the couple's aging mothers. His daily painting to classical music eventually pays off and he makes a name for himself in contemporary art. Good Catholic woman Zofia tries to hold the family together, but troubled son Tomasz proves to be a handful with his violent outbursts and suicidal threats. Their relief is brief when he starts dating women and becomes a radio presenter and movie translator, and the concerned parents must be on constant watch to prevent their son from hurting himself. But Beksiński never believed that family life would always be sunshine and rainbows. As he tapes everything with his beloved camcorder, the 28-year Beksiński saga unfolds through paintings, near-death experiences, dance music trends and funerals...
- Best Actor (Andrzej Seweryn) - FF Locarno
- Golden Lions for Best Film, Best Lead Actors (Aleksandra Konieczna, Andrzej Seweryn) - Gdynia FF
- Golden Angel (Polish Competition) - IFF Tofifest
- Best Debut, Best Actor (Dawid Ogrodnik) - Cottbus FF
- Grand Prize, TAP Revelation Award - Lisbon & Estoril FF
- Special Jury Award - Sofia IFF
- Best Film (New Europe - New Names) - Vilnius IFF
- Krakow Film Award - Off Camera FF
- Special Mention - Palić FF
- Best Debut Film - FilmFestival Cottbus
- Locarno Film Festival 2016
- Helsinki IFF - Love & Anarchy 2016
- Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal 2016
- Viennale 2016
- CPH PIX 2016
- Les Arcs Film Festival 2016
- International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017
- Göteborg Film Festival 2017
- Sofia International Film Festival 2017
- Vilnius International Film Festival 2017
- ArteKino Festival 2017
- Andrzej Seweryn
- Dawid Ogrodnik
- Aleksandra Konieczna
- Andrzej Chyra
- Robert Bolesto
- Kacper Fertacz
- Przemysław Chruscielewski
- AURUM FILM
- NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
Exceptional camerawork and an unerring eye for period detail are boldly on display in Jan P. Matuszyński’s disturbing biopic
Might be described as a compacted version of a 28-year reality show.
Matuszynski directs films, music videos and commercials.
He graduated from the film and television directing department at the Kieślowski Radio and Television Faculty of the Silesian University in Katowice and from the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing.
He has participated in the Commercial Production Seminar, 1st AD Seminar and various other seminars He has received scholarships for talented young artists in Poland.