Bełżeccy Family Archive

collection Bełżeccy Family Archive
authors Zbigniew Bełżecki
starring Marzena Kawalerowicz; Jadwiga Bełżecka
length 00:04:58
location Poland
year 1967–1969
format 8 mm
color color
signature PAFD 0006 003
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

A film from the cusp of the 60s and 70s from a one-day recreational trip to Ojców. At that time, people worked from Monday to Saturday, so only Sunday was left for weekend trips. The film opens with shots of vegetation – as Marzena recalls, Zbigniew Bełżecki was crazy about yellow flowers. There are genre scenes from a car trip in a characteristic burgundy Syrena, as well as scenes with Marzena as the lead role – painting the landscape, dancing a routine in a bathing suit and dancing in a red sports outfit in a cloud of gray, thick smoke (this is a characteristic special effect of Zbigniew, who, in order to increase the visual qualities of the film, added some wet leaves to the fire). The shots are partially filmed from a tripod



keywords Poland, Ojców, leisure, tourism, bonfire, dance, car, travel, nature