"COMMUNION" ON THE SHORTLIST FOR THE ACADEMY AWARDS
On December 17, American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a shortlist of ten documentary films, which have a chance for an Academy Award nomination in the Documentary Feature category. Among the films, which will compete for the nomination for the Academy Award, there is "Communion' by Anna Zamecka.
15 films, which still have a chance to win an Academy Award, were selected from among 166 films qualified for this year's competition in the Documentary Feature category. This is how the full shortlist in an alphabetical order looks like:
“Crime + Punishment”
“The Distant Barking of Dogs”
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
“Minding the Gap”
“Of Fathers and Sons”
“On Her Shoulders”
“The Silence of Others”
“Three Identical Strangers”
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
Five films from the above list will get the Academy Award nominations on 22 January 2019. The award ceremony, during which the winners in each category will be announced, will be held on 24 February 2018.
"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.
The fullshortlist is available on the Academy website.