Cracow Nativity Scenes Contest

Krakow Nativity Scenes Competition
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Full title: Competition for the most beautiful Nativity scene in Krakow.
Release Date: 1946-01-14
Subject Categories: events, society, culture and arts
About the film

St. Mary's Basilica, general plans. Nativity scenes in the market. One of the winners of the competition.

Director of Photography: Brzozowski Jarosław
Subject Number: 1
Person: Walenty Malik (Winner of the nativity scene competition in Krakow)
Object: St. Mary's Basilica
Event: Competition for the most beautiful nativity scene in Krakow.
Time: 1945-12
Place: Cracow
Foreign Exchange: Unio News, Actualités Françaises
Rights: WFDiF
Sound: mono
Frame Size: 4:3
Colour system: black and white
Sequence description
00:00:13:15St. Mary's Basilica.
00:00:24:00Nativity scenes by the St. Mary's Basilica, children.
00:00:34:07Close-up on a nativity scene.
00:00:40:17Face of a girl wearing an angora cap.
00:00:42:01A boy.
00:00:43:22Close-up shot of a nativity scene.
00:00:47:06Winner of the top prizes and the owner of a nativity scene, Krakovian tram driver – Mr. Walenty Malik.
00:00:54:03Close-up shot of a nativity scene. and their mechanical miniature scenes.
00:01:00:20Close-up - movement of a figure on a rotating stage.
00:00:01:00Intro: "POLISH FILM NEWSREEL 1/46".
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reader text

During the Christmas season, for the first time in five years, all the Polish cities have taken on a truly festive feel. In Krakow, the traditional competition for the most beautiful Christmas nativity scene is revived. More than a hundred nativity scenes appeared in front of the St. Mary's Basilica. Here is the winner of the first prizes, a Krakovian tram driver, Walenty Malik and his nativity scene. An award of 2000 polish zlotys adds to the cheerful mood of the winner.

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