2016, HD, col., 72’
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Anna Zamecka. Fotografia / Photography: Małgorzata Szyłak. Montaggio / Editing: Agnieszka Glińska, Anna Zamecka, Wojciech Janas. Suono / Sound: Anna Rok, Katarzyna Szczerba, Dreamsound (Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński, Marcin Lenarczyk). Interpreti / Cast: Ola Kaczanowska, Nikodem Kaczanowski, Marek Kaczanowski, Magdalena Kaczanowska, Aleksandra Bociańska, Marek Gorczyński, Ks. Jan Kasiński, Karolina Kucharska, Artur Miętek. Produzione / Produced by: Otter Films, HBO Europe, Wajda Studio. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Polish Film Institute. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: CAT&Docs.
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 apart from them and is mainly heard on the phone. Most of all she wants to reunite a family that simply doesn’t work. 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.
Grand Prix at the Semaine de la Critique of Locarno Film Festival 2016 and Best Documentary at Trieste Film Festival in 2017.
“Having met Ola, Nikodem and their father I knew I wanted to make a film: about the strength of unconditional family love and the bonds forever securing it. In a cramped flat – where everything gets lost, deteriorates or falls to pieces – I saw three people so connected that a mere gesture from one of them led to an avalanche of reactions … To capture this throng of feelings the camera had to become the fourth family member.” (A. Zamecka)
Anna Zamecka studied journalism, anthropology and photography. She lives and works in Warsaw.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
2016 Komunia doc.; Premi / Awards: Locarno, Semaine de la Critique – Grand Prix; Trieste FF – Miglior documentario / Best Documentary; Jihlava IDFF – Premio Silver Eye per il miglior documentario / Silver Eye Award for Best Documentary; Miglior Documentario agli EFA / Best Documentary at EFA awards 2020 W domu doc.
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