Krajewscy Family Archive

collection Krajewscy Family Archive
authors Jarosław Krajewski
length 10'09
location Albin Krajewski, Alicja Krajewska, Kazimiera Krajewska, Paula Krajewska
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0024 024
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 wedding hall. The young couple repeats the words of the oath after the official, exchanges wedding rings and, together with the witnesses, signs the marriage certificate. Guests wish the bride and groom well and give them flowers. The newlyweds leave the office building and leave in the company of two halberdiers. The wedding dinner in the apartment. Shots of a card from the calendar and a bottle of champagne standing on the table. The bride, with the help of other women, prepares a treat in the kitchen. A shot of guests sitting at the table.

Part 2
A family meeting in the apartment. At the table, there are Jarosław’s parents, Albin and Kazimiera, his wife and other family members. The daughter of Alicja and Jarosław, Paula, sits on the lap of one of the women. Alicja says something to her husband, who films her. Albin fools around to the camera with a bottle of vodka in his hand. Shots of talking guests. Paula and the other girl sit in a rocking chair. Paula sits on her grandmother’s lap and looks at the pictures in the newspaper. The woman changes the diaper of the crying girl and points to Jarosław, who films it. Alicja rocks in an armchair. A TV shot with a TV coverage of a political speech. Paula sits in a chair and watches the evening cartoons.


keywords Poland, wedding, young couple, registry office, newlyweds, wedding, champagne, party, family, vodka, rocking chair, child, cartoons, evening cartoons, TV