A mesmerising portrait of a battling brood...Thanks to inventive camerawork, mesmeric performances and incisive yet elliptical editing and storytelling, the claustrophobia becomes a feature instead of a liability.” - Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

“Exceptional camerawork and an unerring eye for period detail are boldly on display in Jan P. Matuszyński’s disturbing biopic of one of Poland’s best known 20th century painters.” - Jay Weissberg, Variety

Director: Jan P. Matuszyński
Polish with English subtitles
123 min
Rating: R16 Suicide themes, sex scenes, violence & offensive language

Andrzej Seweryn
Dawid Ogrodnik
Aleksandra Konieczna
Andrzej Chyra
Robert Bolesto
Kacper Fertacz
Przemysław Chruścielewski
Production design
Jagna Janicka
Costume Design

Emilia Czartoryska
Jarosław Bajdowski, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński (Dreamsound)
Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Hickinbotham
Production Company

Aurum Film
Co-Production Companies
HBO Europe, Mazovia Film Fund, Lightcraft, Universal Music Poland
Co-Financed by
Polish Film Institute

Golden Lion, Polish Film Festival Gdynia 2016
Best Actor (Andrzej Seweryn), Polish Film Festival Gdynia 2016
Best Actress (Aleksandra Konieczna), Polish Film Festival Gdynia 2016
Audience Award (Best Film), Polish Film Festival 2016
Golden Frog, (Polish Films Competition) Camerimage 2016
Silver Hugo, (Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction), Chicago International Film Festival 2016
Krzysztof Kieslowski Award (Best Film), Denver International Film Festival 2016
Jaeger - LeCoultre Best Film Award/TAP Revelation Award, Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival 2016
Best Actor (Andrzej Seweryn), Locarno International Film Festival 2016
Grand Prix, Kyiv International Film Festival ‘Molodist’ 2016
Best Debut Film, Cottbus Film Festival 2016
Outstanding Actor, Cottbus Film Festival 2016 (Dawid Ogrodnik)
Special Jury Award, Sofia International Film Festival 2017
New Europe - New Names Competition (Best Film), Vilnius International Film Festival 2017
Krakow Film Award; Audience Award, Netia Off Camera Festival, Krakow Film Festival 2017
Best Actor (Andrzej Seweryn), Polish Film Awards “Orły” 2017
Best Actress (Aleksandra Konieczna), Polish Film Awards “Orły” 2017
Best Screenplay (Robert Bolesto), Polish Film Awards “Orły” 2017
Discovery of the Year (Jan P. Matuszyński), Polish Film Awards ”Orły” 2017


Jan P. Matuszyński

Jan P. Matuszyński was born in 1984. Jan graduated in Film Directing from Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television University of Silesia in Katowice and completed the Documentary Course in Wajda School. His films such as 15 YEARS OF SILENCE, AFTER PARTY, HEAVEN have been screened and won prizes at numerous festivals in Poland and abroad. Jan P. Matuszyński is most recognized for his documentary DEEP LOVE (Best Documentary Award at the 36th IFF in Moscow, the Silver Horn award for Best Feature Documentary Film at the 54th Kraków FF and more). THE LAST FAMILY is his feature film debut. 


2016 - The Last Family - Feature
2013 - Deep Love - Documentary
2011 - Offline - Short
2011 - Heaven - Short documentary
2009 - After Party - Short
2008 -I Know Who Did It - Short
2007 - 15 Years Of Silence - Short documentary
2007 - Carwash - Short
2006 - Together - Short