• Big Sonia (2017)

Big Sonia

Release Date: November 17th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor, is served an eviction notice for her tailor shop, which has thrived for 35 years. She must choose between setting up a new shop or retiring.

Cast: Sonia Warshawski

Director: Todd Soliday , Leah Warshawski

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Inflatable Film, KC Film Office

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Moira MacdonaldThe Seattle Times

    Filmed with great respect and palpable love for its subject, Big Sonia is one of those documentaries that seems to bring its own light — just like the woman at its center. show more

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Key to the strength of Big Sonia is its refusal to give in to easy bromides. Its use of animation to illustrate Sonia’s memories spins off her own artful drawings in a way that amps the sense of unspeakable horror rather than sugarcoating it. show more

  • 75
    Derek SmithSlant Magazine

    Cinema has rarely mined the consequences of being a child of a Holocaust survivor and Big Sonia adeptly explores how, in many cases, losing much of one's family led many survivors to put undue pressures on their future children. show more

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