FNC 2016: THE LAST FAMILY (POLAND- Jan P. Matuszynski)

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for Cinetalk.net

From 1977 to 2005, the complex relationship of a legendary artist with his wife and troubled son.

THE LAST FAMILY is  based upon the life of Zdzislaw Beksinski, a Polish painter and photographer.  He died in 2005 at age 76. The main focus is on Beksinski’s family relationship with his Catholic wife and his eccentric son, a popular radio presenter, music journalist and movie translator with suicidal tendencies. The story evolves around  several dramatic events  and intersperse with Zdzisław’s obsessive, camcorder recording of their lives.

Young director Jan P. Matuszynski’s  assured direction consists mostly of beautifully crafted master shots that reinforces viewing experience.  Part voyeurism with bleak humor, it provides a complex dysfunctional family drama that deals with characters who’s existence are trapped within the confines of their  daily struggle and inner demons.

Festival screenings:

October 6, 6:30 PM (Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin 17)

October 7, 2:00 PM (Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin 17)

For more info : http://www.nouveaucinema.ca/en

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