Many of the rigorously intelligent and slyly playful films of singular Canadian auteur Sofia Bohdanowicz play out like offbeat detective stories, with her own family history as the mystery to be solved. The inspector, as it were, is Bohdanowicz’s frequent collaborator and on-screen alter ego Deragh Campbell, who has played the character of Audrey Benac—a persistent, ever-curious young woman digging through the fragments of her family’s past—in two acclaimed features (NEVER EAT ALONE, MS SLAVIC 7) and two more shorts (VESLEMØY’S SONG, POINT AND LINE TO PLANE) to date. With each tantalizing new entry, Bohdanowicz and Campbell reveal new dimensions of a fascinating lineage and of Audrey herself. Their collaborations are accompanied by several of Bohdanowicz’s solo efforts, including the captivating documentary MAISON DU BONHEUR.
Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz • 2013 • Canada
Starring Maria Bohdanowicz
A hymn to workers by the Polish poet Zofia Bohdanowiczowa is set to quiet moments in the everyday life of her daughter-in-law, Maria Bohdanowicz, in this tender tribute that connects three generations of the filmmaker’s fam...
Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz and Gillian Sze • 2016 • Canada
Sofia Bohdanowicz sets words by the poet Gillian Sze to a succession of diaphanous, abstract images in this richly sensorial meditation on the connection between physical objects and the seemingly vanished past.
Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz • 2018 • Canada
Starring Deragh Campbell, Joan Benac
Audrey Benac (Deragh Campbell) uncovers a family connection to Kathleen Parlow, a once famous, now forgotten Canadian violinist, and travels to the New York Public Library to learn more. In the archives, she exper...
Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz • 2020 • Canada
Starring Deragh Campbell
Grieving the loss of a loved one, Audrey Benac (Deragh Campbell) begins to see traces of him in unexpected places—in chocolate, in the music of Mozart, and in the paintings of Hilma af Klint and Wassily Kandinsky—in this eleg...