The Last Family

Ostatnia rodzina, 2016, 124 min.

The Last Family (2016)


Netia Off Camera Festival, Krakow
Krakow Film Award; Audience Award

Vilnus International Film Festival Kina Pavasaris
Best Film in the New Europe – New Names Competition

Polish Film Awards “Orly”
Best Actor for Andrzej Seweryn; Best Actress for Aleksandra Konieczna;
Best Screenplay;
Discovery of the Year for Jan P. Matuszynski

Sofia International Film Festival
Special Jury Award

Best Polish Film in the Polish Film Competition

Cottbus Film Festival
Price for Best Debut Film for Jan P. Matuszynski,
Price for Outstanding Actor for Dawid Ogrodnik

Kyiv International Film Festival “Molodist”
Grand Prix

Gdynia Film Festival
Golden Lion for Best Film, Best Actor for Andrzel Seweryn,
Best Actress for Aleksandra Konieczna

Locarno International Film Festival
Best Actor for Andrzej Seweryn


Director   Jan P. Matuszynski
Screenplay   Robert Bolesto
Cinematography   Kacper Fertacz
Art Direction   Jagna Janicka
Producers   Leszek Bodzak,
Aneta Hickinbotham
Zdzislaw Beksinski   Andrzej Seweryn
Tomasz, Zdzislaw’s Son   Dawid Ogrodnik
Zofia, Zdzislaw’s Wife   Aleksandra Konieczna
Piotr Dmochowski,
Zdzislaw’s Art Dealer
  Andrzej Chyra
Stanislawa, Zdzislaw’s Mother   Zofia Perczynska
Stanislawa Stankiewicz, Zofia’s Mother   Danuta Nagorna
Patrycja   Alicja Karluk
Ewa   Magdalena Boczarska

Born in 1929, Zdzislaw Beksinski, a Polish surrealist painter famous for his eerie post-apocalyptic works, is a cult artist who has portrayed decaying bodies and fantasized of hard core S&M sexual experiences. Known for his keen sense of humor, he is also scared of spiders and tending to his sick mother. His neurotic, suicidal son, Tomasz, is a cult radio DJ and translator, responsible for the Polish versions of Monty Python films. His wife, Zofia Beksinska, a devoted Catholic, endures these two eccentrics and glues the family together. As the parents try to prevent their son from hurting himself, their lives are defined by painting, a series of near-death experiences, funerals and changing trends in dance music.