Wysokińscy Family Archive

collection Wysokińscy Family Archive
authors Andrzej Wysokiński
starring Andrzej Wysokiński, Elżbieta Wysokińska, Marek Wysokiński
length 19'18
country Poland
year 1965
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0027 010

Andrzej Wysokiński was born on July 11, 1934 in Marki, near Warsaw. After graduating from the Academy of Physical Education, he worked as a fencing and skiing coach, as well as a PE teacher at a school in Radziechowy. Andrzej’s first films were records of everyday life in Łódź with his wife Elżbieta and son Marek. As a sports enthusiast, he also recorded skiing competitions, tennis court games or foreign trips to the mountains. After separating from Elżbieta, he settled in the Beskid region of Radziechowy with his partner Jadwiga and daughter Jolanta. Andrzej recorded family films first with an 8mm tape camera, but in later years, as technology developed, he changed equipment and used VHS and digital cameras.

Film made in 1965. Elżbieta, Andrew’s wife, is playing with their son in their flat. The boy is running around the room with a light bulb, which he is trying to break by hitting various objects with it. The woman is lying on her bed, talking on the phone and eating dinner at the kitchen table. Family walk, Andrzej and Grandpa Kazimierz (Andrzej’s father) are playing with Marek and picking mushrooms. Elegantly dressed Elżbieta takes off her fur coat and fools around with her son on the ground. 



keywords Poland  child  childhood  play  walk  family  family life  cat  mushrooms  telephone  light bulb 
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage