DOCU/LIFE

Communion

Year
2016
Country
Poland
Duration
72’
Director
Anna Zamecka

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 apart from them and is mainly heard over the phone. Most of all she wants to reunite a family that simply doesn’t work, like a defective TV set. 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. The film eveals 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 failure is not final, especially when
love is at stake.


CREW
Director: Anna Zamecka
Producer: Anna Wydra, Anna Zamecka, Zuzanna Król
Operator: Małgorzata Szyłak
Editor: Agnieszka Glińska, Wojciech Janas, Anna Zamecka
Sound: Anna Rok, Katarzyna Szczerba
Production
Otter Films, Wajda Studio, HBO Europe
Sales
CAT&Docs, Catherine Le Clef cat@catndocs.com, Maelle Guenegues, maelle@catndocs.com, www.catndocs.com
Director
Anna Zamecka

Anna Zamecka lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. She studied journalism, anthropology and photography in Warsaw and Copenhagen. She completed the Dok Pro Documentary Programme at Wajda School. Communion is her feature-length debut.

Filmography

Communion (2016)

Big Hall
Kinopanorama
vul. Shota Rustaveli, 19
Q&A with director
By tickets
Monday
27 March 2017
19:00
Big Hall
Kinopanorama
vul. Shota Rustaveli, 19
Free entry
Tuesday
28 March 2017
11:00
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
The Road Movie
DOCU/LIFE
The Road Movie
Year
2016
Country
Belarus, Russia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
Director
Dmitrii Kalashnikov
Duration
67
DOCU/LIFE
Amazona
DOCU/LIFE
Amazona
Year
2016
Country
Columbia
Director
Clare Weiskopf
Duration
82
DOCU/LIFE
Dream Empire
DOCU/LIFE
Dream Empire
Year
2016
Country
Denmark
Director
David Borenstein
Duration
73
DOCU/LIFE
Gogita’s New Life
DOCU/LIFE
Gogita’s New Life
Year
2016
Country
Georgia, Croatia, Ukraine
Director
Levan Koguashvili
Duration
71
DOCU/LIFE
How to Meet a Mermaid
DOCU/LIFE
How to Meet a Mermaid
Year
2016
Country
Netherlands
Director
Coco Schrijber
Duration
90
DOCU/LIFE
Let’s Play War!
DOCU/LIFE
Let’s Play War!
Year
2016
Country
Estonia
Director
Meelis Muhu
Duration
72
DOCU/LIFE
The War of Chimeras
DOCU/LIFE
The War of Chimeras
Year
2016
Country
Ukraine
Directors
Anastasia Starozhytska, Maria Starozhytska
Duration
94'
DOCU/LIFE
5 October
DOCU/LIFE
5 October
Year
2016
Country
Slovakia, Czech Republic
Director
Martin Kollar
Duration
50
DOCU/LIFE
All This Panic
DOCU/LIFE
All This Panic
Year
2016
Country
USA
Director
Jenny Gage
Duration
79
DOCU/LIFE