Athens, 2004 summer Olympic Games. 11-year-old Misha arrives from Russia to live with his mother, Sofia. What he doesn’t know is that there is a father waiting for him there. While Greece is living the Olympic dream, Misha will get violently catapulted into the adult world, riding on the dark side of his favorite fairy tales.
Tribeca Film Festival / International Narrative competition - Best Film
Jeonju International Film Festival – in competition
DCP – 2017 – Greece, Bulgaria, France – 111 minutes
Original title: Ο Γιος της Σοφίας Original language: Greek, Russian
Written and directed by: Elina Psykou Produced by: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis Co-produced by: Janja Kralj, Boris Chouchkov Starring: Victor Khomut (Misha), Valery Tscheplanowa (Sofia), Thanassis Papageorgiou (Mr. Nikos), Artemios Havalits (Victor), Areti Seintaridou (Nina), Ivonni Maltezou (Ms. Anna), Maria Filini (Leading lady), Marinos Veslemes (Mr. Andreas) and Christos Stergioglou (Antonis Paraskevas) DoP: Dionysis Efthimiopoulos Editing: Nelly Ollivault Art direction: Pinelopi Valti Costumes: Marli Aliferi Sets: Stavros Liokalos Sound recording: Boris Trayanov Sound design: Persefoni Miliou Make-up: Valentin Valov, Petya Simeonova Hair styling: Maria Koukia Assistant directors: Katerina Barbatsalou, Rinio Dragasaki, Miltos Ntzounis Production manager: Giorgos Zervas Production co-ordinator: Leda Bouzoukou Casting: ready2cast, Araseli Laimou, Asya Smekalova Poster design: Ifigenia Vasiliou Poster photo: Efi Gousi
Countries of production: Greece, Bulgaria, France Produced by: Heretic Co-produced by: KinoElektron, Chouchkov Brothers, SIF309, Stefi, Prosenghisi, Steficon Supported by: Eurimages, Greek Film Centre, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Bulgarian National Film Center, Creative Europe, ERT and Berlinale Residency
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