Big Sonia

Big Sonia

Director: Todd Soliday, Leah Warshawski

Screening time: 12.04.2018. 17:00

Screening location: Kino Europa

Runtime: 93 min

Awards: Washington Jewish Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, BendFilm Festival 2017, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, ILLUMINATE Film Festival, Southwest Michigan Jewish Film Festival, The Boston Jewish Film Festival, Maine Jewish Film Festival, Mendocino Film Festival, JCCNS International Jewish Film Festival, Free State Festival Film, 2017 SUMMER JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL, DOC NYC, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Bel Air Film Festival, The Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Charlotte Jewish Film Festival


In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year- old Sonia Warshawski – great-grandmother,
businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor – runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than 30
years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to resist
her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma
and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out- loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph
over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.

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