Communion (Komunia) Reviews

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January 4, 2019
Communion does not push for an emotional response from the audience. It doesn't have to.
January 4, 2019
"Communion" is a heartbreaking example of a classic documentary genre - the immersive, observational film that takes a bold leap and embeds itself with a small group of people.
January 3, 2019
Quietly wrenching.
December 21, 2018
The burden of premature adult responsibilities forced on children by childish adults has rarely been captured quite so vividly as in "Communion."
May 18, 2019
The film offers nothing in return for its crushing nihilism, no insight, no deeper emotional core, just the utter helplessness of watching a family destroy itself from within
March 6, 2019
Zamecka's film, a wash of drab colours only briefly interrupted with the joy to be found in a summer dress, plays like an even darker and more distressing version of Eighth Grade
March 1, 2019
Ola is unaffected, unfiltered and often angry but also optimistic even in the face of her dire circumstances which of course is what makes her so endearing and so heartbreaking.
January 14, 2019
A bleak film but a necessary one, Communion is leavened with humour and quietly celebrates Ola's impressive endurance.
January 9, 2019
Zamecka, through the pure vérité of her observational lens, offers searing criticisms of Polish society and its full-throated re-embrace of Catholicism since ... communism.
January 6, 2019
Anna Zamecka's documentary enthralls the viewer primarily because we care about this family. We root for the day that Ola can live a worry-free life and just be a teenager.
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