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 ...
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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
This is a remarkable film about an Artist whose work and passionate ideology and fervor spanned tumultuous years of upheaval and chaos in Russia and Europe. I am speaking of the early years of the 20th Century, when Art, Politics and Religion were in the forefront of a seemingly endless wave of innovation, change and optimistic hope for the future. Director LUCY KOSTELANETZ has captured this brief spark of Revolution and Artistic passion for us in her documentary film, SONIA. The film tells this poignant story through the use of personal recollections, photo montage, real and imagined interviews and accounts of fervent idealism, passionate romance and quiet desperation. This biographical extravaganza will appeal to women, men and young people of all ages and will encourage them to seek further information about the lives and times of a remarkable group of artists and social Revolutionaries whose brief spark of hope and regeneration is still alive within us today. You will leave the viewing experience with a feeling of hope and a newly recharged curiosity about the illuminatingly transient and visually captivating paintings, drawings and other artwork of SONIA DYMSHITZ-TOLSTAYA [1886 - 1963].
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