International Competition


Anna Zamecka
Screening time  
26.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 5  
26.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
26.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 1  
26.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 3  
26.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 2  
27.02. / Monday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 3  
04.03. / Saturday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 3  
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 is a film director who 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. Her feature documentary debut Communion (2016) was the opening film of last year’s ZagrebDox, where it screened in International Competition. The film subsequently had a very successful festival run, winning numerous awards, including the European Film Award for Best Documentary.

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Poland, Hungary
2016, 73'

Directed by:
Anna Zamecka

Screenplay by:
Anna Zamecka

Małgorzata Szyłak

Edited by:
Agnieszka Glińska, Wojciech Janas, Anna Zamecka

Anna Wydra, Anna Zamecka, Zuzanna Król, Hanka Kastelicova, Izabela Łopuch

Produced by:
Otter Films, Wajda Studio, HBO Europe

Festivals & Awards:

Young Eyes Film Award; Bratislava International Film Festival 2016 – Best Documentary Film; IDFA 2016; Locarno Film Festival 2016; Warsaw Film Festival 2016; Minsk International Film Festival Listapad 2016; International Film Festival Camerimage 2016; Polish section of FIPRESCI – special mention in the category of the best Polish film released in 2016