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  • 5 August 2014

    Polish film director Mrs. Aneta Kopacz was invited to participate in the prestigious Talent Lab organized by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), to take place September 3-6, 2014. Her participation was supported by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto.


    She directed the documentary ‘’Joanna’’, numerously awarded in Poland and abroad, feature, which next month is going to start its international Oscar campaign in the US. “Joanna” has won two awards on prestigious film festival in Palm Springs, where it made a spectacular impression on the viewers and the people related to the film industry, winning the prize in the ,,Best Short Documentary’’ category.


    Aneta Kopacz is also a screenwriter and editor. She acquired professional experience in Poland and abroad. She has made a number of independent documentaries, including „Spacer” („A Stroll”) for which she has been repeatedly awarded, as well as nominated for The Juliusz Machulski Polish Independent Cinema Award in The Best Documentary category. Her latest film "Joanna" has won many prizes, among which is the one at the 10th Planete + Doc Film Festival in Warsaw, awards at film festivals in Leipzig, Jihlawa, Creteil, Brive, Kiev, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and many more.


    Film trailer of ‘’Joanna’’:




    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. She describes her daily life with overwhelming honesty and accuracy. Her goals are as simple as a family trip to the lakes, her planning is as short-term as to witness her little son riding a bike for the first time. 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. The very few words spoken and the ones never uttered in the film make the message ultimately powerful and extremely subtle at the same time. It is a story of close relationships, tenderness, love and thoughtfulness.


    Here are some reviews:


    Tags: TIFF film

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