Krajewscy Family Archive

collection Krajewscy Family Archive
authors Jarosław Krajewski
starring Alicja Krajewska; Albin Krajewski; Jarosław Krajewski; Kazimiera Krajewska
length 15'38
location Poland
year 1968; 1975
format 8 mm
color black and white; color
signature PAFD 0024 029
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
An account of a family mushroom picking in Puszcza Notecka (Noteć Primaeval Forest) in the autumn of 1968. A few people sit at a folding table outside and play cards. A group of boys plays in a clearing. In the background, there is a large car. Adults sit at the table, talk and fool around.

Part 2
An account of the honeymoon of Jarosław and Alicja Krajewski in the Karkonosze Mountains in 1975. Winter. Two boys throw snowballs. Shots of the rocky landscape and Alicja on the way to Śnieżka. Shots of local architecture and landscapes. Alicja takes pictures on the trail and throws a snowball at Jarosław, who films her. Panorama of the mountains. A shot of a stork sitting in a nest on top of a tall tree. Alicja with a backpack and a map in her hand walks along a dirt road. Then she rests in the meadow and drinks beer. A shot of a small waterfall. The account of the trip in the Karkonosze Mountains is interrupted by a short film from the allotment garden of Jarosław’s parents in Poznań. The family walks along the road, then everyone jumps over the fence to the allotment garden. One of the men unsuccessfully tries to open the gate. The rest of the film from the honeymoon. A shot of tourists descending from the mountain. The panorama of mountain peaks. Jarosław stands by the rocks on the trail. Shots of the building of the High Mountain Meteorological Observatory on Śnieżka. Alicja comes down the mountain with a stick in her hand. Then she rests from a mountain hike and reads a book. Alicja ties her hair together, looking in a small folding mirror. Jarosław checks something on the map and smiles at his wife, who films him. Alicja walks along the road along a flowering meadow. Shots of flowers, mountain landscapes and various rock formations.


keywords Poland; Karkonosze Mountains; Śnieżka; Poznań; Puszcza Notecka; honeymoon; winter; snow; snowballs; fun; summer; forest; mushroom picking; mountains; mountain tourism; rocks; waterfall; trail; map; summer house; allotment garden