October 12 - 15

73 min.

Tickets

Thurs Oct 12 1:00PM | Members $7 General $10

Sun Oct 15 12:15PM | Member $10 General $13


14-year-old Ola has largely replaced her alcoholic father as head of her family, minding her live-wire younger brother Nikodem and longing to reunite with their absent mother. It’s almost time for Nikodem’s first communion, and successfully catechising her deeply irreligious brother seems like Ola’s big chance to affect the longed-for reunion and impress the priests and social workers who manage her family. In her feature debut, Anna Zamecka secrets her camera into Ola’s impossibly cramped apartment, ducking the daily crossfire of bickering and tears. Never looming or claustrophobic, her gaze achieves an illuminating closeness, peeling away sentimentality and unveiling the pain that runs in a family. -JK

PRD: Anna Wydra, Zuzanna Krol, Hanka Kastelicova, Izabela Lopuch; WRI: Anna Zamecka; DP: Małgorzata Szyłak; ED: Agnieszka Glińska, Wojciech Janas, Anna Zamecka

 

Community Partners: Family Service of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center