SON OF SOFIA
Country: Bulgaria, France, Greece
Language: Greek, Russian
Running Time: 111min
Film Year: 2017
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.
JURY AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE
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.
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
Director: Elina Psykou
Producer: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
Screenwriter: Elina Psykou
Cinematographer: Dionysis Efthimiopoulos