THE BEKSIŃSKIS. A Sound and Picture Album

THE BEKSIŃSKIS. A Sound and Picture Album


Marcin Borchardt

2017, 1 h 20 min

The story of an outstanding Polish painter, Zdzisław Beksiński, and his complicated relationship with his son, Tomek, an extremely popular music journalist who suffered from depression and made numerous attempts to commit suicide. The film is a startling, sometimes shocking, sometimes moving family drama documentary which has been painstakingly reconstructed using audio recordings, film and photographs from the Beksińskis’ private archive, material that has never been made public in this form before. 

The screenplay is based on Magdalena Grzebałkowska’s best-selling biography The Beksińskis. A Double Portrait (2014). 57th Krakow Film Festival, Poland (world premiere): International Documentary Film Competition – Special Mention, KFF recommendation to the European Film Award.

Marcin Borchardt

Screen writer, director and film expert. He is a director of documentary films, commercials, video clips and television programmes. He teaches short fiction film aesthetics at the Film School in Gdynia, avant-garde and experimental cinema as well as contemporary documentary filmmaking at the University of Gdańsk. His monograph, The Avant-Garde Music of the Late Twentieth Century. A Beginners’ Guide, was published in 2014.

2008: Andrzej Wajda Is Watching „Ashes and Diamonds”

2008: Chronicle 32

2009: Janusz Morgenstern Is Watching „Goodbye, Till Tomorrow…”

2010: Jerzy Skolimowski Is Watching „Identification Marks: None”

2013: Open Gallery. Metal Sculptures

2014: Resonances I

2014: Stories over the Borders

2016: Resonances II

2017: THE BEKSIŃSKIS. A Sound and Picture Album

written by Marcin Borchardt

music Marcin Dymiter 
sound Radosław Ochnio
edited by Dominik Jagodziński
production Darek Dikti Biuro pomysłów
producer Darek Dikti
co-produced by Telewizja Polska SA 
co-financed by Polish Film Institute, Gdyński Fundusz Filmowy 
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Main Competition
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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