Named the best emerging filmmaker in Canada by the Vancouver film festival and the Toronto Film Critics Association, Sofia Bohdanowicz has already won a very ardent array of admirers for her uniquely personal, thoughtful and beautiful approach to the documentary form. A portrait of an elderly Parisienne with an old-world allure, MAISON DU BONHEUR is the Toronto-based director’s most engaging effort to date. Gorgeous images of Paris and Bohdanowicz’s thoughts about her role as a visitor and observer lend further texture and richness to a series of vignettes that gradually reveal a woman who may provide the self-conscious filmmaker – and her viewers — with a model of how to live well.
“With absorbing narrative variety paired with great aesthetic unity, Maison du Bonheur reverentially depicts the significance of a feminine legacy.” -Chelsea Phillips-Carr, POV Magazine
Sofia is a Toronto-based filmmaker. She won the Emerging Canadian Director award at the 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival for her first feature, Never Eat Alone and had a retrospective of her body of work at BAFICI in 2017. Her second film Maison du bonheur had its North American premiere at HotDocs. She is currently in production for her third feature with Deragh Campbell and will be attending York University to do her MFA in film production in the fall.