Krajewscy Family Archive

collection Krajewscy Family Archive
authors Jarosław Krajewski
starring Alicja Krajewska; Paula Krajewska; Zuzanna Krajewska
length 02'32
location Poland
year 1980–1990
format 8 mm
color black and white; color
signature PAFD 0024 021
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.

Jarosław’s wife, Alicja, walks with her older daughter, Paula, and the younger one, Zuzanna, who is in a stroller. A close-up of the poster of the Rusałka cinema informing about the children’s film “Goldfish”. Paula, accompanied by an older girl, pushes a children’s bicycle across the street. Paula runs among the people towards her dad, who films her. Zuzanna sits in a crib. A family meeting celebrating Tomek’s birthday – son of Hanna (Alicja’s sister) and Leszek. The boy blows out the candles. Next to him, there is Paula, who smiles. Alicja and Zuzanna sit at a set table. Zuzanna on Alicja’s lap.


keywords Poland; cinema; walk; bike; child; stroller; birthday; cake; candles; family; family life