Communion

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    Communion

    Komunia

    Directed by

    Poland

    2016

    72 min

    • Polish

    Drama

    When the adults are ineffective, the children have to grow up more quickly. Ola is 14 and has to take care of her dysfunctional father, her autistic brother and her mother who lives away from home. Dreaming about reuniting the family, she plans the celebration of her brother’s First Communion.

    Awards

    • SRG SSR Prize (Semaine de la Critique) - FF Locarno
    • Best Documentary Feature - Warsaw FF
    • Best Documentary Film - Bratislava IFF
    • Special Mention - ZagrebDox
    • Third Prize for Best Documentary Production Debut - Off Camera FF
    • Best Documentary - European Film Awards

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Anna Zamecka
    Cinematography
    Małgorzata Szyłak
    Editing
    Agnieszka Glińska
    Anna Zamecka
    Sales
    CAT&DOCS
    Production
    OTTER FILMS
    Production
    HBO EUROPE
    Production
    WAJDA STUDIO

    Press

    Communion is a strong and uncompromising film that isn’t afraid to portray reality

    Giorgia Del Don, Cineuropa

    Anna Zamecka

    Anna Zamecka

    Poland

    Anna Zamecka lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. She studies journalism, anthropology and photography in the Polish capital as well as in Copenhagen and completed the Dok Pro Documentary Programme at the Wajda School. COMMUNION (2016) is her feature film debut.