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A story of thoughtfulness in death, life and love.

Director:

Aneta Kopacz

Writers:

Aneta Kopacz (story), Aneta Kopacz | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jasiek Salyga Jasiek Salyga ... Self
Joanna Salyga Joanna Salyga ... Self / Blogger
Piotr Salyga Piotr Salyga ... Self
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Storyline

Thanks to her blog, for many people Joanna has become an icon of a thoughtful and joyful life. The blog describes her daily life honestly and accurately: 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. She starts the blog when she finds out she has cancer and is given three months to live. Then she promises her 5-year-old son, Jas, that she will do her best to survive for as long as possible. And she starts writing for him. The documentary shows the everyday existence of Joanna, her husband Piotr, and little Jas. It is as discreet as it is moving. Through few well-chosen words and observations it manages to be both essential and sensuous. A story of thoughtfulness in death, life and love. Written by Wajda Studio

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TV-PG
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Joanna Salyga ran the blog Chustka/Scarf for over two years while she fought the battle against stomach cancer and metastases, although doctors gave her only three months to live. Chustka have had more than 11 million visitors since 2013. See more »

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Featured in The Oscars (2015) See more »

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Put your problems in a perspective.
19 January 2015 | by zelajtysSee all my reviews

Truly one of the best documentaries I've seen. Ultimate ending. I have no idea how can you make such a sad film with an optimistic feeling... Scenes are cut short, to never fully let you soak in the depth of her condition until the end, and even then the future has been created already with her presence via the messages. I guess everyone is aware of the cancer, what it does physically and mentally, in this film, we can also see what it does to the family, the son and the ultimate aftermath. Your own problems will not seem the same once you will watch this. Prepare yourself for some crying, even you think you are a tough cookie. Life and a movie has never been this close, or this real.

Masterpiece, worth an Oscar.


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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

20 February 2015 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Иоанна See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland

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Wajda Studio See more »
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Color
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