Matuszni Family Archive

collection Matuszni Family Archive
authors Antoni Matuszny
starring Elżbieta Matuszna; Paulina Matuszna; Krystyna Pawlus; Przemysław Pawlus; Elżbieta Wojciuch; Franciszek Wojciuch
length 04'46
location Poland
year 1983
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0015 009
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.

Film made in 1983 in Cięcina. 

Part 1 

Paulina, daughter of Elżbieta and Antoni, is demonstrating various gymnastic positions on the carpet in her room. 

Part 2

Elżbieta, together with her daughter and her cousin Krystyna Pawlus and her son Przemyslaw are leaving the church after the blessing of the food on Holy Saturday. Paulina and her mother in the front yard meet the girl’s grandparents on her mother’s side, Elżbieta and Franciszek Wojciuch. 

(KN, AT)


keywords Polska, Wielkanoc, Wielka Sobota, święcenie pokarmów, kościół, dom, dywan, dziecko, dziewczynka, gimnastyka, popisy, rodzina, życie rodzinne