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DIR Jan P. Matuszyński | Poland | 2016 | 123 min

Based on the bizarre true story of cult Polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński, THE LAST FAMILY introduces us to a gentle man with arachnophobia, despite his hardcore sexual fantasies and his fondness for painting disturbing dystopian works. His eccentricities pay off as he comes to make a name for himself in the contemporary art world. But behind his disturbing paintings is a family constantly in crisis. His wife, 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, but 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 family saga unfolds through paintings, near-death experiences, dance music trends and funerals. Official Selection, 2016 Locarno Film Festival; 2017 New Directors/New Films and Rotterdam film festivals. In Polish with English subtitles. 

The finest movie to come from Poland in the last 25 years.
— Michał Oleszczyk,
Earlier Event: July 20
Later Event: August 9