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Sophy Romvari

Living in: Toronto, Ontario
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Sophy Romvari is a filmmaker born in Victoria, B.C. and based in Toronto. Her critically acclaimed short films have travelled the international festival circuit and have earned her a reputation as a leading young talent.

Her 2017 hybrid documentary Pumpkin Movie premiered at True/False to considerable praise, as well as at Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc Fest. It has been praised by critics as “a lovely, subtle work of feminist protest.” In 2018, her short Norman Norman received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was also the centerpiece of “Super Succinct and Radically Direct,” a retrospective of Sophy’s work at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. She has directed documentary films for such acclaimed outlets such as CBC Short Docs (In Dog Years, 2019) and Kino Lorber (Remembrance of József Romvári, 2020).

Sophy recently completed her Masters of Fine Arts at York University, where she shot her thesis film Still Processing.


Where were you born, where did you grow up, where do you live now?
I was born in Victoria, BC, I grew up on Vancouver Island, I currently barely afford rent in Toronto.

First film you made, and where and when?
Something terrible at a film camp when I was 16.

Latest film you made, and where and when?
Remembrance of József Romvári, a short documentary about my grandfather for Kino Lorber.

Describe your current living space.
Near a body of water, with a dog.

What Canadian would you challenge to make an isolation movie?
Kalil Haddad.

In the history of cinema whose isolation movie would you want to see?
M Night Shyamalan.

Worst thing about being in isolation?
Not being able to hug my friends.

Best thing about being in isolation?
Finally organized the files on my computer.

Favourite book to read in isolation?
My Mother Laughs by Chantal Akerman.

Favourite music to listen to in isolation?
The Flaming Lips or George Gershwin.

Favourite movies to watch in isolation?
Vincente Minnelli musicals.

Favourite meal in isolation?
Homemade pizza.

What’s the last best thing you cooked?
Mango sticky rice.