Buda Family Archive

collection Buda Family Archive
authors Jacek Buda
starring Irmina Buda; Jacek Buda
length 18'17
location Poland; Czechoslovakia
year 1980
format 8 mm
color black and white; color
signature PAFD 0037 020
source of funding Polish Film Institute
description

Zygmunt Buda was born in Poznań in 1924 and was interested in photography since his childhood. From 1941, he worked in the Poznań photographic company Foto-Stewner, founded by Ernest Stewner. After the end of the war, he worked as a photographer in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, from which, in the 50s, he was dismissed for political incorrectness. From the 60s, he worked in the Film Services Department at the corner of Marszałkowska and Krucza streets in Warsaw. Zygmunt recorded films with a business camera with a 16-millimeter tape and a private SANYO camera with an 8-millimeter tape, which he received as a gift from a family living in the USA. His sons, Jacek and Marek, as well as the next generations of the Buda family, also became enthusiasts of filming family life.

Part 1

An account of a winter trip of Jacek Buda and Irmina Staszewska to Czechoslovakia in February 1980. The couple had not known the other participants of the trip, but during the trip, they befriended another couple, Janek and Jola, but after the trip, they did not keep in touch. The participants of the trip throw snowballs, make a snowman and fool around in the snow. We can also see skiers on the mountainside and some ruins on the top. The trip to Bratislava was part of the same trip. Shots from the coach of the street outside the window. Crossing the Danube via the Old Bridge. On the horizon, we can see the Bratislava Castle. Travelers get off the bus on the Slavín hill. The panorama of the city and shots of the characteristic building of the Slovak Radio. The participants of the trip look at the monument to Soviet soldiers on the hill. Travelling by coach. Irmina shows a sandwich to the camera and laughs. They visit the Bratislava Castle and then get on the bus in the parking lot. Shots of the Danube at sunset and the characteristic bridge of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP). The couple spends time together, walking in the mountains. The panorama of the area. We can see a small town. Irmina lies on her bed and reads a book.

Part 2

A walk through the park in Wilanów and at the Potocki Mausoleum.

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keywords Poland, Warsaw, Wilanów, Czechoslovakia, Bratislava, Danube, Slavín Hill, Bratislava Castle, Slovak National Uprising Bridge, Slovak Radio, Potocki Mausoleum, winter, trip, city, monument, cemetery, coach, mountains, slope, T-bar, T-bar lift, skiing, sightseeing, palace, sculptures