DIARY OF A DEATH FORETOLD
screenplay and direction: Daniel Światły
editing: Daniel Światły
photography: Bartosz Ciesielski
music: Paweł Veith
2000/ Betacam/ 24 min
Tomasz Beksiński was a cult personality for many people. His broadcasts on the III program had an amazing atmosphere of mystery, nostalgia and humour. His personality was formed under a great influence of his father Zdzisław Beksiński, famous painter. For many friends Tomasz Beksiński was a figure full of energy and ideas, but those closest to him knew that he was tormented by something... Tomasz Beksiński committed suicide on the 24th December 1999.
Special prize at the Media Festival “Man in Danger” in Łódź (Poland) 2000
Tomasz Beksiński - music journalist, film dialogue translator (Bond and Monty Python, amongst others), a horror fanatic – was no ordinary guy. Not to everyone’s taste, he is a cult figure. Following his death his devotees discuss, grieve for him on the Internet. And it is this that Daniel Światły attempts to recount in his film, “The Diary of a Death Foretold”.