Joanna

Release date: 20-02-2015
Director: Aneta Kopacz

directed by Aneta Kopacz written by Aneta Kopacz, Tomasz Średniawa directors of photography Łukasz Żal, Agata Byrska music by Jan A. P. Kaczmarek edited by Aneta Kopacz, Paweł Laskowski, Rafał Samborski production manager Alicja Kizińska producer Adam Ślesicki co-producer Aneta Kopacz produced by Wajda Studio, National Audiovisual Institute co-financed by Polish Film Institute character Joanna Sałyga – “Chustka”
colour, 45′
Poland 2013

 

Joanna is a beautiful and intelligent woman. In April 2010 she found out that she would die in next three months due to cancer. She promised her 5-year-old son, Jas, that she would do her best to live as long as possible. She fights and she starts writing a blog for Jas. Despite her sickness she loves life. For many people Joanna has become an icon of a thoughtful and joyful life. Her goals are as simple as a family trip to the Polish lake district; her planning as short-term as witnessing her son’s first successful bike ride without training wheels. The documentary shows the everyday existence of Joanna, her husband Piotr, and little Jas.