San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Losing Sonia by Radka Franczak (2012, 49’)
The new documentary by Polish filmmaker Radka Franczak focuses on a young Russian Orthodox nun named Sonia, whose unconventional ways make her stand out from the world and community around her. She’s part of the religious community, but her life has its own rhythms, as she paints icons and takes care of her cats and plants. As we examine Sonia’s life, we also learn about her family history, deeply scarred by the many upheavals Russia experiences in the last two centuries.
When & Where
Polish Filmmakers NYC
Polish Filmmakers NYC is devoted to bringing the best in Polish cinema past and present to New York City audiences. Since 2012, the organization has hosted regular and special screenings, including the New York premiere of Andrej Wadja's Walesa: Man of Hope and our annual Polish Women in Film series.
The 2014 Polish Women in Film Series: New Voices, Ancient Echoes will be held from November 7th to 9th at the Tribeca Film Center. It will kick off with an invitation-only opening night at the Museum of Modern Art on November 6th.