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‘Joanna’ and ‘Our Curse’ Screening

JOANNA_Aneta Kopacz (Wajda Studio)

Friday 20th February, 8pm

Two Oscar-nominated Polish short documentaries, Joanna and Our Curse, will be screening this Friday in Filmbase.

Films will be shown with English subtitles.

Booking free, tickets essential. Contact to express interest.

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dir. Aneta Kopacz, PL 2013, 40′

In the multitude of blogs on the Internet, one stands out and becomes the common topic of many conversations. The reason why so many people follow Joanna’s blog is because it teaches them how to be thoughtful and joyful. Diagnosed with untreatable illness, Joanna promises her son that she will do her best to live for as long as possible. She writes down everything she might want him to learn from her when he grows up. With great visual poetry, the documentary portrays the simple and meaningful moments in the life of the family. It is a story of close relationships, tenderness, love and thoughtfulness.

Oscar Nomination in the Best Short Documentary Subject category, 2015.

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Aneta Kopacz. Film produced by Wajda Studio in Warsaw.



dir. Tomasz Śliwiński, PL 2013, 27′

 Our Curse (prod. Warsaw Film School) is a personal statement of the director and his wife, who have to deal with a very rare and incurable disease of their newborn child Leo – the Ondine’s Curse (also known as Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome or CCHS). People affected with this disease stop breathing during sleep and require lifetime mechanical ventilation on a ventilator. The film shows the process of taming the fear by the parents and gradually adopting to the new situation. The story of the film characters is presented on the blog:

Oscar Nomination in the Best Short Documentary Subject category, 2015.

These are the first Academy Award nominations for Tomasz Śliwiński and Maciej Ślesicki from Warsaw Film School.


Screening is organized by Culture Affair

Admission free (donations welcome)