Buda Family Archive

collection Buda Family Archive
authors Jacek Buda
starring Irmina Buda; Piotr Buda
length 25'15
country Poland
year 1984
format 8 mm
color black and white; color
signature PAFD 0037 037

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

The film begins with a board with the date “20 V 84”. Irmina feeds her son sitting in a stroller in the Fregata pub on the way to Skaryszewski Park. The family spends time in the park, the mother feeds her son with a bottle on a bench, on which, in the next shot, the boy walks led by his father’s hand. Irmina walks with a stroller in the park and gives Piotr a taste of ice cream. They meet Irmina’s friend from elementary school, Katarzyna née Grodzka, with her daughter. A mosaic of genre scenes in the apartment. Piotr already crawls, eagerly plays on the floor, sits in a children’s chair and a cot.

Part 2

A board with the date “30 VI 84”. The boy sits in a stroller near the pond in Skaryszewski Park and smiles at his father, who films him. In the apartment, Irmina feeds her son soup. Then the boy plays on the floor and in the cot.



keywords Poland  Warsaw  Skaryszewski Park  child  childhood  stroller  mother  father  parenthood  motherhood  fun  toys  walk  park  pond  cot  feeding  ice cream  bench 
source of funding Polish Film Institute