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… Based on the bizarre true story of the cult Polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński.
CAST & CREW
Jan P. Matuszyński
Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Hickinbotham
Director of Photography
Jarosław Bajdowski, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński
Andrzej Seweryn, Dawid Ogrodnik, Andrzej Chyra.
Jan P. Matuszyński
Jan P. Matuszyński graduated in Film Directing from Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television University of Silesia in Katowice and completed the Documentary Course in Wajda School. His films such as 15 Years of Silence, After Party and Heaven have been screened and won prizes at numerous festivals in Poland and abroad. Jan P. Matuszyński is most recognized for his documentary Deep Love (Best Documentary Award at the Moscow IFF, the Silver Horn Aard for Best Feature Documentary Film at the Kraków FF and more). The Last Family is his feature film debut.
Together (2006, short), Carwash (2007, short), 15 Years of Silence (2007, short, doc.), I Know Who Did It (2008, short), After Party (2009, short,), Heaven (2011 short, doc.), Offline (2011, short), Deep Love (2013, doc.), The Last Family (2016).