Anna Zamecka, Poland, 2016, 72’
Ola is fourteen but has the responsibilities of an adult as she cooks and cleans and cares for her autistic brother Nikodem and her father, who’s fond of a tipple. Thirteen year old Nikodem is about to make his first Holy Communion and it’s this occasion, Ola hopes, that will force her estranged mother to visit and may even bring the family back together. Nikodem doesn’t seem that committed to the communion process and when alone in the church intones into the microphone: I am the Lord – I am a Demigod! He also seems immune to the coaching the priest gives, arguing that he considers gluttony to be a virtue. Chaos reigns in a tender, funny film that reflects the three characters’ struggles to bond as family.
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 full-length debut.
Please see note on parental guidance below
Director: Anna Zamecka
Producer: Anna Wydra, Anna Zamecka, Zuzanna Król
Camera: Małgorzata Szyłak
Editor: Agnieszka Glińska, Anna Zamecka, Wojciech Janas
Sound: Anna Rok, Katarzyna Szczerba
Sound Design: Dreamsound: Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński, Marcin Lenarczyk
Sunday 6th Aug, 2.15pm, The Hangar Cinema, Headfort House (Q&A)
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These films have been recommended by the Guth Gafa Programming Team as suitable for children 12 and over. However, parental discretion is advised and we ask parents to consider the film synopsis and watch the film trailer before purchasing tickets.