Son of Sofia

by Elina Psykou


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 favourite fairy tales.

“The director’s approach casts a strange, despondent spell…Psykou’s film is never less than unique”


2017 – Greece, Bulgaria, France
Russian, Greek
111 minutes

Original title: Ο Γιος της Σοφίας

Directed by: Elina Psykou
Written by: Elina Psykou
Cinematography: Dionysis Efthimiopoulos
Edited by: Nelly Ollivault
Cast: 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)

Producers: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
Co-producers: Janja Kralj, Boris Chouchkov

Produced by: Heretic
Co-produced by: KinoElektron, Chouchkov Brothers, SIF309, Stefi, Prosenghisi, Steficon, ERT

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


Tribeca IFF | Best Film

-Jeonju IFF
-Los Angeles Greek Film Festival |
Best Feature Special Jury Award
-Moscow IFF
-Transatlantyk FF
-Gimli Film Festival
-Sarajevo FF |
CICAE Art Cinema award
-Yalta IFF “Eurasian Bridge” |
Grand Prix
-El Gouna IFF
-International Women’s Film Festival of Sale
-New York Greek FF
-Vancouver IFF
-Miami GEMS Festival
-San Fransisco Greek Film Festival
-Greek FF of Australia
-Cambridge FF
-Diaspora Film Festival
-Carthage FF
-Malatya IFF
-FilmFestival Cottbus
-Stockholm IFF
-Kolkata IFF
-Gijon IFF
-Mittelmeer Filmtage
-Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival
-Montreal Greek Film Festival
-Innovative IFF
-Flying Broom Women’s Film Festival
-Atlantida FF
-Taoyuan Film Festival
-OFFF Otranto Film Fund Festival
-Cineclub Hellenique
-Golden Unicorn Awards
-Olhares do Mediterraneo
-European Film Week
-Greek Film Days/ Prague
-IFF “Russia Abroad”

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