SON OF SOFIA

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Elina Psykou

Country: Bulgaria, France, Greece
Language: Greek, Russian
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 111min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Film

Winner of the best international narrative feature prize at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Greek writer-director Elina Psikou’s second feature is a visionary fusion of realism and fable.

Following a painful two-year separation, Misha, a Russian boy, is reunited with his beloved mother Sofia in Athens, where she constructs toy animals for a living. Misha’s relief proves short-lived, however: his mother lives and works for Mr. Nikos, a bossy old man who once starred in a television show in which he performed fairy tales, playing every character himself.

Set during the 2004 Summer Olympics, Son of Sofia captures Greece in a moment of anticipation, just as it captures Misha in a moment of precarious transition. Exploring identity, desire and fantasy in a precise and exhilarating high style, Son of Sofia marks Psikou as a major new voice. –Jaie Laplante.

2017 WINNER
JURY AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE

TRIBECA-LAUREL


A special reception sponsored by Mandolin Aegean Bistro will precede the screening of SON OF SOFIA in Cinema 2. Please join us for Mediterranean mezzes and wine from 8:00 to 9:00 PM.

 

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Saturday October 14th @ 8:00pm MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 2) Add to Schedule

Saturday October 14th @ 9:00pm MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 2) Add to Schedule

credits

Director: Elina Psykou
Producer: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
Screenwriter: Elina Psykou

Cinematographer: Dionysis Efthimiopoulos

Cast: Victor Khomut, Valery Tscheplanowa, Thanassis Papageorgiou, Artemios Havalits, Areti Seintaridou, Ivonni Maltezou

Elina Psykou

Elina Psikou is a Greek filmmaker. She studied filmmaking and sociology in Athens. She had directed the short films Kyriakatikes diadromes (04), Summer Holidays (06) and the features The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas (13) and Son of Sofia (17).

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