TWO AWARDS FOR "COMMUNION"
The end of September turned out to be lucky for the film "Communion". Anna Zamecka's documentary has won an award at DMZ Docs in South Korea and a special mention at the Flahertiana Festival in Russia.
On September 21st the official closing ceremony of the Flahertiana Festival took place in Perm, Russia. During this event Special Jury Mention in the international competition, for a complicated and thorough presentation of characters, went to Anna Zamecka and her film "Communion".
One week later, on September 27th, during the closing ceremony of the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival in South Korea, Anna Zamecka has received the White Goose Award for the best documentary film in the international competition.
"Communion" tells the story of a 14 years old girl, Ola, who 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 years 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, whereas Nikodem is watching his family's struggle from his own, exceptional perspective.
It is worth mentioning that "Communion", directed by Anna Zamecka, has been shortlisted, together with 14 other movies, to the European Film Awards.