"THE BEKSIŃSKIS. A SOUND AND PICTURE ALBUM” AT SLAMDANCE FESTIVAL
The film by Marcin Borchardt “THE BEKSIŃSKIS. A Sound and Picture Album” will be shown in the competition section at Slamdance Festival. Festival will be held from 25th to 31st January.
The selection committee of the Slamdance Festival has invited a Polish film to take part in the Documentary Programme. The screening in the competition section of Slamdance will be the American premiere of "THE BEKSIŃSKIS. A Sound and Picture Album" by Marcin Borchardt. A total of nine films will compete for the awards in the documentary programme. It is worth adding that “THE BEKSIŃSKIS. A Sound and Picture Album” is the one of four European film in this group.
When Zdzisław Beksiński, out of his fascination with technological innovations, started to record his family's everyday life, he could not have imagined that each of his family members' story will come to such a tragic end. Plane crash, illness, suicide and murder contributed to the Beksińskis family being dubbed "cursed". In his film "THE BEKSIŃSKIS. A Sound and Picture Album" Marcin Borchardt takes the viewer inside this story, revealing its true nature.
Slamdance Film Festival is one of largest independent film festivals on the world. It is held in Park City, Utah, since 1995. The first edition of the festival was organised by a group of subversive filmmakers, whose films had not been accepted by the Sundance festival. They felt the need to show their films, so they organised a festival with the motto “from filmmakers for filmmakers.” During twenty years of its history, the festival opened the road to fame for such directors as Christopher Nolan, Marc Forster, Jared Hess, Oren Peli, Benh Zeitlin, Seth Gordon, Lynn Sheltona or Lena Dunham. The brand new edition of the festival, the 20th one, takes place from 25th to 31st January 2019.
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