Krajewscy Family Archive

collection Krajewscy Family Archive
authors Jarosław Krajewski
starring Alicja Krajewska; Jarosław Krajewski; Paula Krajewska
length 10'11
location Poland
year 1970–1980
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0024 023
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 daughter of Jarosław and Alicja Krajewski, Paula, sits in a stroller by a telephone booth from which her mother comes out. Alicja sits her daughter in a chair at a table in a café’s garden and carefully helps her to drink from a glass. Jarosław drinks a fizzy drink. Alicja walks in front of the café, leading Paula by the hand, who has only recently learned to walk and struggles to keep her balance. One of the women sitting at the next table puts the girl on her lap. Alicja holds her daughter in her arms and says something to Jarosław, who films them. The family continues their walk around the city. Shots of the town hall in Poznań. Alicja and Paula wave at the camera.

Part 2
Family trip near Powidz. Alicja approaches little Paula’s cot standing in the open air. The man rocks the girl on a wooden swing. Alicja in a swimsuit sits on a tourist chair and folds her baby clothes. The man with fishing rods walks towards the campsite and throws them to the ground. Paula sits on the lap of an older man. The woman washes the dishes in the bowl. Jarosław sits on a folding chair and supports his daughter, who waves her hands. The family has a meal together. An elderly woman returns from mushroom picking and shows the basket with the mushrooms to the camera. Shots of mushrooms growing by the tent and Alicja pouring water over them. Alicja gives her daughter piggyback and leads her by the hand on the grass. The men have dinner. One of them makes faces at the camera.


keywords Poland, Poznań, market, town hall, walking, café, telephone booth, city, summer, vacation, tent, tent tourism, camping, fishing rods, mushrooms, mushroom picking, child, cot, swing