DON’T CRY WHEN I’M GONE (Nie płacz kiedy odjadę)
2016, 56 min., Poland
Polish with English subtitles
SŁAWOMIR GRÜNBERG, ZYGMUNT SIERADZKI
Her lyrical hits were performed by such greats as Jerzy Połomski, Sława Przybylska and Czerwone Gitary, but the one hit she is best known for is the famous song “Don’t Cry When I Am Gone” in the memorable performance by Mariono Marini. The film focuses on Wanda Sieradzka, a ghetto survivor who seized the moment, was the life of the party, a beauty hungry for male attention and, above all, an artist. She worked for television, got married twice, travelled extensively, wrote dozens of unforgettable songs, screenplays and poems. Wanda hated boredom as confirmed by the stories told by her son and friends.
Born in 1951 in Lublin. Graduated from the Cinematography Department in the National Film School in Lodz in 1978 and the Directing Faculty of the same school in 1981, the year he immigrated to the States. An Emmy Award winning documentary producer, director and cameraman. He has directed and produced over 45 documentary films. Recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts and Soros Justice Media Fellowships. His credits as director of photography include: “Legacy” (Academy Award nomination for best documentary feature in 2001) and “Sister Rose’s Passion” (best short doc at Tribeca Film Festival in 2004 and an Academy Award nomination for best documentary short in 2005).
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