Film director Anna Zamecka will be at Dartmouth College for a screening of her award-winning 2016 documentary film, "Communion", Friday, May 6th, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the Loew auditorium.
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 separately; but most of all she tries to reunite the family. 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. Garnering awards at multiple festivals and shortlisted for the 2019 Oscars, it reveals the beauty of the rejected, the strength of the weak and the need for change when change seems impossible. This crash course in growing up teaches us that no failure is final, especially when love is in question. D: Anna Zamecka, Poland, subtitled, 2017
A post-show talk back with Anna Zamecka will take place following the screening.
This event is presented by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Hopkins Center for the Arts, the Department of Film and Media Studies and the Harris Program.