Krajewscy Family Archive

collection Krajewscy Family Archive
authors Jarosław Krajewski
starring Alicja Krajewska; Albin Krajewski; Kazimiera Krajewska; Paula Krajewska
length 10'37
location Poland
year 1979
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0024 019
source of funding Polish Film Institute

The author of the film is Jarosław Krajewski (born in 1952 in Poznań). As a teenager, he received his first camera as a gift from his parents. Since then, he has filmed important events and family life: weddings, holiday trips to the Powidz area, as well as his daughters, Paula and Zuzanna, growing up. Jarosław was interested in journalism. In his youth, he belonged to the Club of Youth Journalists (KDM), later he worked, among others, in the office and the company newspaper in a furniture factory and as a tour guide in Europe. He currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Part 1
The Krajewski family celebrates the third birthday of Paula, Jarosław’s daughter. At the birthday party, apart from the girl’s parents, there are: her paternal grandparents, Albin and Kazimiera, and her younger sister, Zuzanna. The birthday girl with the help of her mother blows out the candles on the cake and on the fingers of her hand shows to the camera how old she is. Guests sit at a table, talk and watch trinkets set on a bookcase. Paula dances with a girl older than herself.

Part 2
Paula and her mother walk around a city.

Part 3
Shots from a holiday tent trip. The family prepares meals together, rests and plays cards.


keywords Poland; birthday; birthday party; cake; candles; champagne; fun; dance; children; child; city; walk; holiday; summer; tent; tent tourism; camping