A story about passion, art and idealism. Sonia (Sofia) Dymshitz-Tolstaya survived Russia's Revolution, Stalin's purges, and personal tragedy to create the vibrant canvases that expressed ... See full summary »

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Al Berr ...
Guerin / Ivan Bunin / Benedikt Livshitz / Anatolii Lunacharsky / Dmitri Tolstoy (voice)
Melinda Buckley ...
B. M. Prileskaya-Barkaya / Nina Dymshitz (voice)
Corinne Demole-Schutz ...
Natalia Krandievskaya (voice)
Lucy Kostelanetz ...
Herself (voice)
Gardner McFall ...
Marianna Tolstaya (voice)
Amanda Olberg ...
Marianna Tolstaya as a child (voice)
Peter Olberg ...
Leonid Fainberg / Velemir Khlebnikov (voice)
Joan Rosenbaum ...
Galina Rokhlyna (voice)
Steve Schrader ...
Vladimir Mayakovsky / Igor Forsunov (voice)
Jane Sharp ...
Maria Shilovskaya (voice)
Scott Simmons ...
Nikolai Gumilyov (voice)
Richard Springle ...
Alexei Tolstoy / Vladimir Lenin / Izvestiia Announce / Nikolai Punin (voice)
Mary Jane Terrell ...
Elizabeta Dmitrievna (voice)
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Sonia (voice)
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Maximillian Voloshin / Vladimir Tatlin (voice) (as Stephen Wishnoff)
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A story about passion, art and idealism. Sonia (Sofia) Dymshitz-Tolstaya survived Russia's Revolution, Stalin's purges, and personal tragedy to create the vibrant canvases that expressed her unquenchable spirit and captured the spirit of her times. Written by Judith Pearlman

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13 January 2007 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Learning about ART the right way
9 July 2011 | by (Key West, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have just watched this film called Sonia. I will admit that I am not well versed in the history of art and artists. I really did like this film because it helped me put the relationship of artists and the time of their work in context. Usually, when I watch a film about artists, they only show pictures and talk about the style of painting. In this film I was able to get a grasp on the time that the artist was working and all of the things that were going on then. The art work was beautiful but the feeling of the chaos and upheaval of the times gave me a better understanding of the why and how of the artist's work. I wish there were more films like this to help ordinary people like myself understand what art is really all about. Really a great learning experience.


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