Łapkiewicz Family Archive
|collection||Łapkiewicz Family Archive|
|starring||Jan Paweł II|
|color||black and white|
|signature||PAFD 0026 008|
|source of funding||Polish Film Institute|
The author of the film is Jerzy Łapkiewicz, who filmed the events of his family’s life with a Quarz Zoom camera and Super 8 tape, borrowed from a colleague, who bought it in the Foto-Optyka shop.
The film was made during the second pilgrimage of Pope John Paul II to Poland, to which Jerzy Łapkiewicz came from Toruń to Cracow by train. A shot of the faithful coming out of Saint Mary’s Basilica. They pass through Cracow’s Main Market Square. In the background, we can see the Cloth Hall. A close-up of the façade of Saint Mary’s Basilica, on which you can see two hanging white-and-red ribbons and a banner with the image of John Paul II. The crowd gathers in Cracow’s Błonia Park. In the distance, we can see the altar. A close-up of sector 2B sign. Heads of gathered people. The papal altar with portraits of those beatified during the Holy Mass celebrated on that day (June 22, 1983) in Błonia Park, Father Albert Chmielowski and Father Rafał Kalinowski, are set on the right side.
|keywords||Poland, Cracow, Błonia, Saint Mary’s Basilica, Main Market Square, Cloth Hall, pilgrimage, pope, John Paul II, Karol Wojtyła, flags, banners, the faithful, crowd, altar|