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Directed by Anna Zamecka
Documentary Feature
Poland | 72 min | 2016

When adults are ineffectual, children have to grow up quickly. Ola is 14 and she takes care of her dysfunctional father, autistic brother and a mother who lives separately; but most of all she tries to reunite the family. She lives in the hope of bringing her mother back home. Her 13 year old brother Nikodem’s Holy Communion is a pretext for the family to meet up. Ola is entirely responsible for preparing the perfect family celebration.

“Communion” reveals the beauty of the rejected, the strength of the weak and the need for change when change seems impossible. This crash course in growing up teaches us that no failure is final. Especially when love is in question.

Anna Zamecka

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

Communion Movie Poster, Directed by Anna Zamecka

Film Information

Directors: Anna Zamecka
Country: Poland
Year: 2016
Language: Polish with English subtitles
Runtime: 72 min
Rated: PG 13


Producer: Anna Wydra, Zuzanna Krol, Hanka Kastelicova, Izabela  Lopuch
Writer: Anna Zamecka

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