Short Films by Sophy Romvari

Short Films by Sophy Romvari

8 Episodes

Toronto-based filmmaker Sophy Romvari’s intimate, essayistic shorts muse on family, grief, femininity, and humans’ relationships with animals, often with exquisitely touching vulnerability. Deeply personal—she frequently appears in her own films and incorporates her own family’s history and photographs (as in the profoundly cathartic STILL PROCESSING)—Romvari’s practice follows in the self-reflexive footsteps of filmmakers like Agnès Varda and Chantal Akerman while reflecting a contemporary sensibility all her own.

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Short Films by Sophy Romvari
  • Nine Behind

    Episode 1

    Directed by Sophy Romvari • 2016 • Canada
    Starring Noémi Fabian

    Calling her grandfather in Budapest to learn about the Hungarian film industry, a woman instead finds the conversation shifting to her family’s history.

  • It’s Him

    Episode 2

    Directed by Sophy Romvari • 2017 • Canada
    Starring Margot Berner, Stella Newton, Chance Calvert

    An unexpected encounter during an afternoon at the cinema catapults a young woman into a confrontation with her own grief.

  • Pumpkin Movie

    Episode 3

    Directed by Sophy Romvari • 2017 • Canada

    Two women trade stories of misogyny while carving pumpkins over Skype as part of a Halloween tradition.

  • Grandma’s House

    Episode 4

    Directed by Sophy Romvari • 2018 • Canada

    Upon traveling to Budapest to meet her extended family for the first time, filmmaker Sophy Romvari attempts to document her late grandmother’s apartment through images of the past and present.

  • Norman Norman

    Episode 5

    Directed by Sophy Romvari • 2018 • Canada

    A young woman grapples with the declining health of her beloved dog in this film about mortality, cloning, and Barbra Streisand.

  • In Dog Years

    Episode 6

    Directed by Sophy Romvari • 2019 • Canada

    Old dogs are celebrated in ten short stories about love, loss, and letting go.

  • Remembrance of József Romvári

    Episode 7

    Directed by Sophy Romvari • 2020 • Canada

    Sophy Romvari pays tribute to her grandfather, Hungarian production designer József Romvári (MEPHISTO, CONFIDENCE, COLONEL REDL).

  • Still Processing

    Episode 8

    Directed by Sophy Romvari • 2020 • Canada

    A box of stunning family photos unseen for decades awakens lost memories as they are viewed for the first time on camera.