Polish documentary shortlisted for top European award
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish director Anna Zamecka’s Communion is one of five documentary films shortlisted for the European Film Award in the Best Documentary category.
The nominations for the 2017 European Film Academy awards were announced at a film festival in Seville, Spain on Saturday. Photo: EPA/Julio Munoz
The film’s protagonist is 14-year-old Ola who had to grow up quickly when her mother moved out. She takes care of the house, her ineffective father and her autistic brother. She wants her brother to be a “normal boy” and have his First Communion, a Catholic celebration with presents and a family dinner. But above all the celebration is for her an opportunity to see her mother, who has promised to attend.
Last year, Communion won the Critics’ Prize at the International Film Festival in Locarno.
The shortlist for the European Film Academy awards also includes a Polish-British animation entitled Loving Vincent, in the Animated Feature Film category.
The award winners will be announced at a ceremony in Berlin on December 9. (mk/gs)