Matuszni Family Archive

collection Matuszni Family Archive
authors Antoni Matuszny
starring Anna Matuszna; Elżbieta Matuszna; Paulina Matuszna
length 04'45
location Poland
year 1986
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0015 011
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 shot in 1986 in Cięcin. The daughter of Antoni and Elżbieta Matuszny, Paulina, is lying in bed and reading a newspaper. Next to her is standing the younger Ania, who is looking at a book. Ania is spending time with her mother in front of the house; the girl gets into the parked car and is running around the yard. The sisters are playing in the house; Pauline is swinging Ania on a child’s swing hung on the doorframe. The girls are sitting at the kitchen table and are drinking tea. 

(KN, AT)


keywords Poland; Cięcina; family; family life; child; childhood; play; car; house; swing; siblings