Matuszni Family Archive

collection Matuszni Family Archive
authors Antoni Matuszny
starring Anna Matuszna; Antoni Matuszny; Paulina Matuszna
length 02'37
location Poland
year 1986
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0015 005
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Antoni Matuszny, who came from the Beskid village of Laliki, was interested in photography since he was a child. As he recalls, he wanted to save the life of his family and the countryside in the 1970s from oblivion. At the age of thirteen, he bought the first camera, and when he was 24 – the camera of the Soviet Quarz 5.

A film made during Christmas at the home of the Matuszny family in Cięcina in 1986. Antoni and Elżbieta’s daughters, six-year-old Paulina and two-year-old Ania, spend time together at home. Paulina is drawing at the table, Ania, meanwhile, is playing on the carpet. The girls are looking at the Christmas balls and are running around the Christmas tree. Antoni is sitting on the couch with Ania on his lap and is showing his daughter the hanging decorations. 

(KN, AT) 


keywords Poland; Cięcina; Christmas; holidays; Christmas tree; Christmas balls; children; childhood; fun; family; family life