Krajewscy Family Archive

collection Krajewscy Family Archive
authors Jarosław Krajewski
starring Alicja Krajewska; Albin Krajewski; Kazimiera Krajewska; Paula Krajewska; Zuzanna Krajewska
length 12'54
country Poland
year 1981
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0024 025

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.

February, 1981. The younger daughter of Alicja and Jarosław Krajewski, Zuzanna, lies in a crib. Mom changes and bathes the girl, then puts her in the crib. Shots of Zuzanna lying in her crib on the day of her christening. The family celebrates in the apartment. The parents of Jarosław, Albin and Kazimiera, together with other guests sit at the table, drink champagne and talk. An elderly woman holds little Zuzanna in her arms. Close-ups of the faces of the guests sitting at the table. Zuzanna stands on a wooden table supported by her mother. The girl tries to walk, but she cannot maintain her balance yet. Zuzanna lies on the couch. Alicja puts a calendar next to her. The Krajewskis’ older daughter, Paula, jumps from a chair to the floor. Close-ups of Zuzia in her crib.


keywords Poland  child  baby  crib  bath  changing  champagne  baptism  christening  family  family life  family holiday 
source of funding Polish Film Institute