Son of Sofia

reunites actors and creative team

for Tribeca Film Festival



The Greek Press Office, will host a Press Conference, on Tuesday, April 25, 2016 at 2pm, for the creative team and actors of Son of Sofia.


Joining filmmaker Elina Psykou (The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas) are Greek actor Thanasis Papageorgiou (The enemy within), Giorgos Karnavas, producer, and Director of Photography Dionysis Efthimiopoulos.


“Son of Sofia” was written and directed by Elina Psykou and stars Viktor Khomut, Valery Tcheplanowa, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Artemis Havalits, Christos Stergioglou, Iro Maltezou.


The film will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in the International Narrative Competition on April 21.

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will run April 19 – 30.


In her second feature, Elina Psykou explores the inability to express and accept love. Son of Sofia gives a glimpse into Misha’s mind as he is confronted with early puberty and clashes with adulthood.


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.


An excerpt from IndieWire


“After her celebrated debut, The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas , Elina Psykou returns with Son of Sofia , a dark, yet tender coming-of-age fairy tale that strikes a masterful balance between realism and dreams, much like its young lead. The story revolves around 11-year-old Misha, who flies from Russia to Athens in the summer of 2004, to join his mother, Sofia, after having spent a long time apart. What he doesn’t know is that there is a father waiting for him there.”


Check out the movie trailer here: