Polish prewar Catholic film: gathering, ceremony, celebration, speech
- Film Title
- Salve Regina
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Filmoteka Narodowa
Polish titles, mainly music track. Opens with quote from Ignacy Moscicki. Church seen from various angles. Madonna and child superimposed in the sky above the town. Religious procession along a road and in boats down a river, to 00:24:23. Singing. Bells tolling 00:26:15. Townspeople stream along the streets towards the ceremony. Train coming down the tracks. Children in ethnic costume present flowers to honored guest. A plaque bearing the name of Jozef Pilsudski (who died in 1935) is unveiled, former head of the Polish government and Poland's representative at Versailles. Man gives a speech. More religious procession. Canopy carried through crowds to church. Religious figures speaking. Close-ups of individual women praying. 00:38:35 Man prostrate on ground in form of cross. Crucifix and Christ, closeup. Crowds. Priest leads and crowd responds. Music over scenes of people buying and selling at market. People praying, contemplating statues of Jesus and Mary, pilgrims walking and climbing steps on their knees 00:44:-- Stations of the Cross. 00:46:30 Women and men laboring outside. They appear to be quarrying stone, putting it in railroad carts and wheeling it up a hillside on tracks. Men marching with rifles, over which is superimposed a Polish coat of arms.
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