Loving Sophia

General Information

Original Title
Le'ehov et Sophia
Itach, Ohad, director.
Hebrew, Russian.
Israel : True production Ltd., 2010.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (72 min.)


From promising singer in a rock-band to drug addict and prostitute: how long is the road back? The dark side of growing up as a new immigrant are powerfully explored in this intense documentary. Out on assignment to do a reportage on a prostitute for TV, filmmaker Ohad Itach meets Sophia, a drug-addict who prostitutes herself to earn money for yet another dose. Sophia is both strong and weak, vulnerable and impervious. Arriving in Israel from Moldova in the 1990s left her unstable and yearning for more. Sophia’s well-educated parents were unable to control their only daughter as she rapidly descended from singer in a rock-band to drug addict. Yet the family does give up hope of seeing their daughter come clean. Sophia’s wrenching journey into darkness and her struggle to come back to life without drugs is intimately documented by Ohad Itach, whose chance meeting with Sophia led not only to a powerful film, but to the possibility of moving forward.


Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
Loving Sophia
Verzio Film Festival Submission


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DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 2655---