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Four Walls Around Us

'The Last Family' - directed by: Jan P. Matuszyński, 2016

July 23rd, Thursday


Is it true, as they say, that you only get along well with your family in the picture? In the film “The Last Family” -one of the most famous Polish titles of recent years -the head of the family, painter Zdzisław Beksiński, records his loved ones all the time, compulsivelyfilmingthe events in his apartment with a VHS camera. Even if there’s not much happening here. He lives with his wife anddying mothers of both, but their son Tomek, a translator and a popular radio presenter, is also constant visitor at theirflat. It all makes kind of an interesting family…

Join us for the 3rd installment of Polish Cinema for Beginners, as we take a closer look at the construct of polish family and the way it is portrayed in polish cinema. ‘The Last Family”, dir. by JAN P. MATUSZYNSKI will be our starting point for a broad discussion on the psychological aspect of a family and its evolution throughout the years.