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COMMUNION / KOMUNIA
 
Director / Anna Zamecka
Genre / documentary
Status / completed
Runtime / 72'
Otter Films as / producer

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 the phone. Most of all she wants to reunite a family that simply doesn't work - like a defective TV set. 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.

"Communion" 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 failure is not final. Especially when love is in question.


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DOMINO EFFECT/ EFEKT DOMINA
 
Director / Elwira Niewiera & Piotr Rosołowski
Genre / documentary
Status / completed
Runtime / 76'
Otter Films as / producer

In Abkhazia, a post-Soviet "frozen conflict" zone, patriotism runs deep. While Sports Minister Rafael is busy organizing an international domino event to put his motherland on the world's map, his beloved Russian wife is just an unwelcome foreigner. A Black Sea black comedy with socio-political commentary.


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FROM BED THOU AROSE
 
Director / Bartek Konopka
Genre / fiction
Status / completed
Otter Films as / producer

Rise up, rise up or 25 years in 10 beds. 
A story of a self-made man of Central European transition, a bit of a simpleton, who goes willy-nilly through a crash-course in capitalism. He gets on a high-speed train, taking up speed on every bend. As a conquence of transition driven changes our Hero loses his regular job and needs to take matters into his own hands. He becomes successful but it takes a toll on his personal life. To find peace of mind he eventually accepts his unusual fate. And so much happens along the way! Plagues descend on him like on the biblical Job: the fall of communism, uncertainty about the future, false hopes, crumbling business, lack of rules, the mob, global crisis, betrayal and abandonment. Yet our Hero is able to overcome the troubles and stay afloat thanks to his sense of humour and stoic reserve. At the end of it all, he realises that the tough and often painful transformation gave him a rich and colourful life. Otherwise, he would have slept through it. But he rose up and made another bed for himself.


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THE ART OF DISAPPEARING / SZTUKA ZNIKANIA
 
Director / Bartek Konopka & Piotr Rosołowski
Genre / documentary
Status / completed
Runtime / 51'
Otter Films as / production

An unknown story of a Haitian vodou priest, Amon Fremon, who visited the People's Republic of Poland in 1980. During his stay, Amon contacts Polish spirits and conducts a vodou ceremony to free Poles from evil.
A metaphisical view on time of socialism through the eyes of a stranger form a different culture.


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