The Last Family

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The Last Family (Ostatnia Rodzina)

Directed by Jan Matuszynski

  • Poland 2016; 124 min
  • Original version: Polish
  • Genre: Drama
    • 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


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...




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