Bełżeccy Family Archive

collection Bełżeccy Family Archive
authors Zbigniew Bełżecki
starring Zbigniew Bełżecki
length 00:21:51
location France
year 1968–1973
format 8 mm
color color
signature PAFD 0006 006
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

A film from a trip abroad to Paris, the 60s or 70s. Zbigniew Bełżecki had an aunt in Paris, thanks to which he had the opportunity to visit the French capital. Therefore, it is not a typical tourist film from the Seine. The film almost did not even include the Eiffel Tower, which we can see only briefly in one of the scenes. Bełżecki filmed what was close to him in Paris, that is, above all, Montmartre, and what fascinated him: the bustling streets, the rich nightlife of the metropolis, the hustle and bustle, trade, the feast of colors and sounds. How different was that reality from the reality of the People’s Republic of Poland! In the film, we can see, for instance, Gibert Jeune bookstore, Tati department store, Pigalle Square, Sacré-Coeur basilica or Cabaret de la Bohème.




keywords Paris, France, Montmartre, Gibert Jeune bookstore, Tati, Pigalle Square, Sacré-Coeur, Cabaret de la Bohème, nightlife, street trade, fashion, neon signs, leisure, travel