Krajewscy Family Archive

collection Krajewscy Family Archive
authors Jarosław Krajewski
starring Alicja Krajewska; Albin Krajewski; Kazimiera Krajewska; Paula Krajewska
length 02'22
location Poland
year 1979
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0024 033
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
Interior of the Krajewski family’s apartment in Poznań. Jarosław Krajewski’s daughter, Paula, draws with a pencil on a piece of paper that lies on a low table. The curious girl looks at the camera.

Part 2
Paula in a white handkerchief on her head walks with her mother down the street towards Jarosław, who films them. The girl crouches on the sidewalk and laughs.

Part 3
Poznań, around 1979. A family meeting in the apartment. Adults drink alcohol. One of the men raises a toast and winks at the camera. Among the guests, there are Jarosław’s parents, Albin and Kazimiera Krajewski. Paula plays at the table between the adults. One of the women raises a toast at the camera with a glass of wine.


keywords Poland; Poznań; family; family life; child; childhood; fun; drawing; crayons; walk; family party; alcohol; wine