Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz

Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz

10 Episodes

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.

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Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz
  • Never Eat Alone

    Episode 1

    Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz • 2016 • Canada
    Starring Deragh Campbell, Joan Benac, George Radovics

    A singularly affecting cross between documentary, fiction, family portrait, and detective story, NEVER EAT ALONE casts director Sofia Bohdanowicz’s own grandmother, Joan Benac, as a version of her...

  • Maison du bonheur

    Episode 2

    Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz • 2017 • Canada
    Starring Juliane Sellam, Albert Eddassouki, Manouk Kurdoghlian

    For one month during one summer, director Sofia Bohdanowicz traveled to Paris to live with a woman she had never met—or even spoken with—before, hoping to replace her previous unhappy mem...

  • MS Slavic 7

    Episode 3

    Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell • 2019 • Canada
    Starring Deragh Campbell, Aaron Danby, Elizabeth Rucker

    Audrey Benac—the recurring fictional alter ego of filmmaker Sofia Bohdanowicz, played by codirector Deragh Campbell—returns in this by turns wry and reflective investigation ...

  • An Evening

    Episode 4

    Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz • 2013 • Canada

    As day turns to night, Sofia Bohdanowicz evokes the absent presence of her late grandmother through a poignant study of her home and the objects that comprised her world.

  • A Prayer

    Episode 5

    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...

  • Another Prayer

    Episode 6

    Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz • 2013 • Canada

    Cinema becomes a tool of resurrection as director Sofia Bohdanowicz uses projections to return her late, beloved grandmother to her former home.

  • A Drownful Brilliance of Wings

    Episode 7

    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.

  • The Soft Space

    Episode 8

    Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz and Melanie J. Scheiner • 2018 • Canada
    Starring Melanie J. Scheiner

    The New York City subway and the human body are juxtaposed in a striking, rapid-fire study in contrasts.

  • Veslemøy’s Song

    Episode 9

    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...

  • Point and Line to Plane

    Episode 10

    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...