Jastrzębscy Family Archive

collection Jastrzębscy Family Archive
authors Andrzej Jastrzębski
starring Andrzej Jastrzębski, Diana Jastrzębska, Marianna Jastrzębska, Sabina Jastrzębska
length 15'59
location Poland
year 1985
format S8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0029 015
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

The author of the film is Andrzej Jastrzębski – a jazz tuba player, photography and old car enthusiast – who immortalized family memories using a Zenit camera and an 8 mm camera. 

Part 1 

Film shot during a holiday in Dębki in 1985. Daughters of Ewa and Andrzej are swimming in the sea on an inflatable mattress. 

Part 2 

Film shot during a concert tour in West Germany. Shots of the hotel and the well-tended garden surrounding it. Concert of the jazz band Vistula River Brass Band on the terrace of the Waldhotel. One of the musicians is Andrzej Jastrzębski playing the tuba. During their journey, the band members rest on the roadside meadows and stop in Konstanz. 

Part 3 

A family trip to the Żarnowieckie Lake in the summer of 1980. The girls together with their father are assembling an inflatable boat, on which they are later sailing on the lake. 

Part 4 

The siblings are spending time at the estate playground, the children are riding their bikes and Sabina (Andrzej’s daughter) is riding a skateboard that Andrzej brought back from one of his trips.

Part 5 

Shots from an overseas trip of cars refueling at a Shell petrol station. One of them is Andrzej’s car with a trailer in which the man was bringing shopping and gifts for his family to Poland. 

Part 6

The family is leaving the staircase entrance and gets into a Fiat 126p “Maluch” parked in front of the block of flats; a woman is holding in her arms a girl in elegant clothes. Shots from the front of St. Catherine’s Church in Warsaw of the gathered guests and Iwona, who is being baptized that day. 

Part 7

The film was made in the winter of 1980. The film-maker’s daughters, Sabina and Marianna, are sledding down the housing estate hill and playing in the playground. 



Keywords: Poland, Warsaw, Żarnowieckie Lake, holidays, summer, sea, swimming, inflatable mattress, boat, child, childhood, family, family life, musicians, band, jazz, journey, hotel, christening, church, playground, winter, snow, sledge, play, swing


keywords Poland; Warsaw; Mazury; Pluszne; lake; vacation; summer; swimming; bathing; rest; winter; fun; sledge; sledding; hill; snow; family; family life; free time