About the movie

Polish surrealist painter Zdzisław Beksiński (1929-2005) was famous for his eerie post-apocalyptic works that portrayed decaying bodies and fantasies of hardcore S&M sexual experiences. 'The Last Family' is an unsettling exercise in staged voyerism, which recreates the interdependent, intimate lives of the troubled family: the neurotic, suicidal son works as a cult radio DJ and translator, and the wife, a devoted Catholic, endures these two eccentrics. As Zdzisław tapes everything with his camcorder, we go through disturbing dystopian paintings, near-death experiences, dance music trends and funerals. Much of the material in the film is his original video- and tape-recording.