Sofie

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Ar nejaučiate, kad nesvarbu, kiek mes suartėtume su kitais, giliai mūsų širdyse visuomet įsismelkusi vienatvė.

 

1886, a young Jew Sofie lives in Copenhagen with her loving parents. She is nearly 29, with no marital prospects. An artist, Hans Hojby, meets Sofie and is entranced, asking to paint her parents and also sketching her. She responds, but he’s not Jewish, and the family reacts by encouraging a marriage to Jonas, a homely draper. Sofie accepts this plan, accompanying her new husband to his town and bearing a son. As he withdraws in mental illness, Sofie begins an affair with his brother, and later returns to live with her parents. A confrontation with Hojby is inevitable as is her son’s growing into adulthood and forming his own ideas about religion.

 

Festivals: 

Robert Awards – Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up, Best Production Design, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress; Monreal World Film Festival – Most Popular Film, Special Jury Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.

Liv Ulmann

Liv Ullmann was born in 1938. At the age of sixteen, she dropped out of school and went to London to study acting. She played at different theatres and in several Norwegian films. Liv Ullmann became internationally famous in the films of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, including Persona, The Passion of Anna, Cries and Whispers, Scenes from a Marriage and Autumn Sonata. Since 1980, Liv Ullmann has been a UNICEF Goodwill-ambassador. Liv Ullmann has started career as a script writer as well as film and stage play director. She had her debut with Sofie in 1992. Liv Ullmann’s latest films as a director are Private Confessions from 1996 and Faithless from 2000, Swedish productions based on scripts by Ingmar Bergman.