"COMMUNION" WINS EUROPEAN FILM AWARD
On December 9th, during the official ceremony, the winners of European Film Awards were annouced. "Communion" by Anna Zamecka received the EFA award in the documentary film category.
"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.
"Communion" is the documentary feature film directed by Anna Zamecka, produced in 2016 by HBO Europe, Otter Films and Wajda Studio, co-financed by Polish Film Institue.
The film has already been presented and won many awards at international film festivals:
Locarno Film Festival 2016 (Semaine De La Critique Best Film), Warsaw Film Festival (Best Documentary Award), DOK Leipzig Film Festival (Young Eyes Award), IDFA (Best of Fests), Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad", Bratislava International Film Festival (Best Documentary Film), Camerimage Film Festival, Trieste Film Festival (Best Documentary Film), ZagrebDOX, It's All True International Documentary Film Festival (Best Documentary Film), Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival, DOk.fest International Documentary Film Festival Munich (SOS-Kinderdorfer Weltweit Award), TRT Documentary Awards (Best Documentary Award), DOC Aviv Film Festival and OsloPIX (Grand Prix Documentary), Polish Film Academy Awards - Eagle (Best Documentary Film), Ânûû-rû Âboro Documentary FF, Nouvelle Caledonie, 2017 (Grand Prize), Astra Film Festival, Romania, 2017 (BEST DOCUMENTARY IN THE CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE COMPETITION)
More information about the winners you can find on EFA website.