Thursday, October 17, 2013

Women in Film: Lucyna Winnicka

By Olivia Maria Hărşan

Lucyna was a Polish actress who sadly passed away earlier this year. In her lifetime she appeared a number of reputable roles alongside actors such as Zbigniew Cybulski (1927-1967) and Leon Niemczyk (1923-2006). Lucyna is most remembered for her portrayal as the protagonist in Jerzy Kawalerowicz' Mother Joan of the Angels/ Matka Joanna od Aniołów (1961), which she received the Special Jury Prize at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.

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