Details & Synopsis

2011 / 14 min / Super 16
National Film & Television School

Communion is a story of sibling love and rivalry, set during the violent period of the 1970s Troubles in Northern Ireland. Family man Michael feuds with his wayward, rebellious brother on the day of his little daughter’s Holy Communion. For 6-yr-old Anna, it may be the last time that she will see her Uncle Patrick.

Screenings & Awards

Best UK Short, Nominee: London Short Film Festival 2012
BFI Showcase: Made In Britain: Next Generation
Skillset Showcase: Future Voices at LSFF
Curated Selection: Berlinale Film Cloud


Cast: Anna Shearer, Donal Shearer, Liam McMahon, Tommy Carey, Emma Deegan
Written & Directed by: Andrea Harkin
Produced by: Philipp Zakrzewski
Cinematographer: Claire Buxton
Production Designer: Tom Goodwin
Editor: Renata Czinkotai
Composer: Geoff Hannan
Costume Designer: Louisa Thomas
Sound Designer: George Lingford