Son of Sofia

2017/Color/111 mins/France, Greece, Bulgaria




Category International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images
Director Elina Psykou
Producer Giorgos Karnavas
Screenplay Elina Psykou
Cinematography ionysis Efthimiopoulos
Editor Nelly Ollivault
Music NA
Set NA
Costume NA
Cast Viktor Khomut, Valery Tcheplanowa, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Artemis Havalits, Christos Stergioglou, Iro Maltezou
Production Company NA
World Sales Heretic Outreach
Festival/Awards NA

Two years after his father's death, Misha's mother has created a new life in a new country. After migrating from Russia to Greece she has found a husband for herself, whose obnoxious attempts at disciplining her son are less than welcome. Moving to Athens means Misha's life is being uprooted and his identity reformulated. This deeply personal story is enveloped in fairy tales, set in the peculiar cultural circumstance of the summer of 2004, as the Summer Olympics pervade all casual conversations and the ever-popular winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest plays in the background. What is public and communal invades the private in the form of sports, music and television. A child's imagination transforms difficult situations into the dark side of fairy tales.

Director:
Elina Psykou
Son of Sofia is Elina Psykou's second feature. Her debut, The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevaspremiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013 and, later that same year, Psykou was named one of the 10 European directors to watch by "Variety."