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Directed by Paule Baillargeon
Canada, 1986 (fiction, 54 minutes, colour, French)
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada) [French]

Film Description:
"Related with great tenderness, Sonia is a one-hour drama on the mental and emotional sufferings of a victim of Alzheimer's disease, on the course of this illness, and on the qualities--courage, love and compassion--that enable one to endure such extremes. Brilliantly acted by Kim Yaroshevskaya as Sonia and Paule Baillargeon as her daughter, Roxanne, this is a powerful discussion-starter on Alzheimer's, especially for those close to a person afflicted by what is often considered 'the worst of all diseases.'"
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Paule Baillargeon, Laura Harrington
Produced by: Suzanne Dussault, Roger Frappier, Michel Gauthier
Principal Cast: Kim Yaroshevskaya, Paule Baillargon, Lothaire Bluteau, Paul Buissonneau, Michael Rudder, Raymond Cloutier, Marc Messier, Blanche Baillargeon, Frederique Collin, Suzanne Gaulin
Cinematography: Andre-luc Dupont, Roger Martin
Film Editing: Yves Dion
Music: Yves Laferrière
Production Company: Office national du film du Canada / National Film Board of Canada

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Quote about Sonia

"Besides being a film about Alzheimer's, Sonia is a moving, beautiful story of a mother-daughter relationship. The excellent acting of Baillargeon and Yaroshevskaya communicates the pain as well as the love that these two women experience in battling a disease that radically changes both of their lives."
-- Michele Anderson (source)

Quote about Sonia [in French]

"Kim Yaroshevskaya est admirable de vérité, tour à tour forte, fragile, révoltée, absente, perdue. Un film intense, sobre et poignant. On en sort à jamais inquiet sur les capricieux flottements de sa mémoire."
-- Francine Laurendeau (source)

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