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Joanna, dir. Aneta Kopacz, Poland 2013, 45 mins.

KINOTEKA: Joanna + Our Curse

11 Apr 2015

A screening of two recent documentaries.


Thanks to her blog, Joanna has become an icon to many people across Poland, a symbol of strength in the face of adversity. The blog describes her daily life simply and honestly, recounting days spent with her family at the lake, the joy of seeing her son's first successful bike ride and the day-to-day struggles of living with terminal cancer.

The blog first began when Joanna was diagnosed and given just three months to live. This tender portrait follows Joanna in her attempts to prepare her family for a world without her in it.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Aneta Kopacz.

Joanna, dir. Aneta Kopacz, Poland 2013, 45 mins.

Our Curse

This painfully sincere short documentary portrays the parents of a baby boy born with a rare and incurable disease. Leo Hueckel-Śliwiński is affected by Ondince’s Curse. The illness causes the complete cessation of breathing while he is asleep, meaning he must be attached to a ventilator for the rest of his life.

Our Curse, dir. Tomasz Śliwiński, Poland 2014, 27 mins.

The screening is part of the 13th KINOTEKA Polish Film festival. See the full programme.

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