Hassa Family Archive
|collection||Hassa Family Archive|
|starring||Irena Hassa; Zbigniew Hassa; Joanna Hassa; Katarzyna Hassa|
|signature||PAFD 0000 025|
The author of the film is Zbigniew Hassa. Since the age of 14, he had worked as an electrician in Warsaw Trams (then MZK). When his daughters, Joanna and Katarzyna, were born, he decided to start filming events from the life of the family.
An account of the visit of family friends, Daisy and Raimund, who were Swiss. Outdoor shots, streets of Warsaw. Daisy and Raimund are accompanied by Irena and Joasia near the Central Railway Station. Shots of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. A shot of the Marriott hotel building, with the LOT logo on the façade. Irena, with her daughter and the Swiss, stand in front of it. (Daisy and Raimund stayed at this hotel.) A walk through the streets of Warsaw’s Old Town, next to the Royal Castle, through the Old Town Square and next to the Barbican. We can see Irena with her both daughters, Daisy and Raimund. The interior of the apartment, around Christmas. Asia and Kasia sit on armchairs next to a decorated Christmas tree. Kasia puts a cap on the head of a small dog, Funia. The dog is not happy. It holds the cap in its teeth. Scenes from a social gathering in the apartment of the Hassa family. At the table, there is Irena, Kazimierz (a friend supplier from camp trips) and a friend from the Tatra Mountains from Gwoźnica Górna, named Kozimor. Kozimor kisses Irena. Irena looks at a piece of paper. The men drink vodka out of shot glasses. The men hug each other in front of the camera. Irena puts a hat on her head and dances with Kozimor. Scenes from a family walk in the Royal Baths Park in Warsaw. Joasia and Kasia walk together and Irena walks with Zbigniew. Zbigniew crouches on a shore of a pond where ducks swim. Open-air shots. Easter. In front of the church, there is a table set with Easter baskets. Joasia adds her basket. Irena stands with her both daughters. The priest blesses the food. Irena and her daughters go with their basket.
|keywords||Poland Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw Old Town in Warsaw Barbican Marriott hotel portraits walk tram foreign aid friends Christmas Christmas tree dog playing with dog marriage kiss antics dance park pond duck Easter blessing food basket Easter basket priest church|
|source of funding||Ministry of Culture and National Heritage|