Krzesanie ognia, screenplay and direction – Jerzy Kalina
Picture 1 Nawoływanie [Calling]
From under the bridges highlander rafts flow, lit up with hand-made flares and lit-up reflectors. On each of them stands a singing group and trumpet soloist. A comet appears in the sky, and after it goes out, music starts.
Picture 2 Krzesanie ognia [Striking fire]
Raft crews call out to one another by voice and song. After a moment, their colourful flares lit up.
Picture 3 Korowody [Processions]
After lighting the fires along the coastline, the crews create processions with torches. Every now and then they light up colourful candles and launch assault candles.
Picture 4 Orszaki wodne [Water processions]
At the same time, the crews launch the garlands from the floating boats of the raftsmen and fishing boats lit up with torches and flares. They mix with the artistic objects launched earlier under the bridge – delusions, ghosts, legend figures and fairytales. The elements are accompanied by effective lights.
Picture 5 Śmierć Wandy – Anielski orszak [Wanda’s Death – Angelic procession]
15 angels appear on rafts. Opposite Wawel appear figures of the royal couple (over a dozen metres in height – effigies on lifts), behind the procession with flags and banners At the same time the angels surrounded by garlands flow down with the current.
Picture 6 Wysłannicy piekieł – piekielna barka [Messengers from hell – devilish barge]
On the right and left side of the royal couple, two figures grow out as if from the ground in beams of smoke – Lucifers. Around the fires – mad dances with fire. From the side of the bridge, slowly, a “devilish barge” approaches assisted by a couple dozen flaming barrels. Boats and raftsmen approach the shore. On the decks of the barge, devils bustle about. The barge stops, the current of the river turns it, escalation of horror and evil begins. Two motorboats approach the barge. A few figures in costumes of warriors take over the barge. They drive away the devils to the hold, putting out the fire. Flaming wolves remain on the barge.
Picture 7 Krajobraz po bitwie [Landscape after battle]
The calling of trembitas is heard again, singing of raftsmen. Boats swim across to the other side. The music dies, reflectors turn out, silence comes.
Picture 8 Kwiat paproci [Fern flower]
The interior of the barge flashes in a mysterious light. The barges changes into a pyrotechnical fern flower. Pyrotechnical effects go to the royal couple and the devils. The pyrotechnical sequence lasts a few minutes. At the end, from the bottom of the barge, Wanda’s ghost rises higher and higher with fireworks in the background.