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Sonia

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Related with great tenderness, Sonia is a one-hour drama on the mental and emotional sufferings of a victim of Alzheimer's disease, on the course of this illness, and on the qualities--courage, love and compassion--that enable one to endure such extremes. Brilliantly acted by Kim Yaroshevskaya as Sonia and Paule Baillargeon as her daughter, Roxanne, this is a powerful discussion-starter on Alzheimer's, especially for those close to a person afflicted by what is often considered "the worst of all diseases."

1986, 53 min 40 s

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Certificate of Merit "Summa cum laude"
Medikinale / International Medical and Scientific Film Festival - Prix Leonardo
November 14 to 19 1989, Parma - Italy

Silver Apple Award - Category: Human Relations / Major changes in Life
National Educational Media Network Competition
May 17 to 21 1989, Oakland - USA

Chris Award - Category: Health and Medicine / Care for the Mentally Ill Issues in Psychology, Psychiatry
International Film and Video Festival
October 26 to 28 1988, Columbus - USA

Honorable Mention - (Alberta-Quebec Awards)
World Media Festival
June 7 to 13 1987, Banff - Canada

André-Leroux Award - Category: Best Medium-Length film given by l'Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma - with a cash prize of 1,500$
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
February 10 to 15 1987, Montréal - Canada

Télébec Award for Best Medium-Length Film
Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
November 1 to 6 1986, Rouyn-Noranda - Canada

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Performance (Kim Yaroshevskaya)
Yorkton Film Festival
October 29 to November 2 1986, Yorkton - Canada

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Direction (Paule Baillargeon)
Yorkton Film Festival
October 29 to November 2 1986, Yorkton - Canada