'Losing Sonia' ("Gdzie jest Sonia?") shows how a seemingly rigid monastery can be a place full of life, beauty and artistic expression. Sonia paints icons in the night and then sleeps until noon, she has a dog, a cat, canaries, and a body that rebelled against the strict rigour of the monks. Trying to understand Sonia's nature and the meaning of her life choices, we come to her family, marked with the history of Russia, and look inside the Orthodox church, which reflects the deep spirituality of a nation crippled by the regime. "Losing Sonia" tells the story of an unusual woman - young nun trying to rebuild the values lost during the social and political transformations in Russia.
Do you know that average number of documentary films that are produced every year in Poland is around 200? Have you ever wondered what happens to them? For example: In 2009, for 100 produced documents, 70 were sold to television, 10 were released on DVD and 5 shown in cinemas. However, we should remember that this was an extremely successful year for the Polish documentaries - in the last decade, only 9 films were present on the big screen.
After the success of the film (Oscar® nomination, numerous awards and significant media attention) we have decided to reforge the publicity into an even bigger audience. The book will include a wide variety of film related materials – from photos, film facts and interviews to a critical debate about the film. Also the film will be included as part of the publication.