Son of Sofia – by Elina Psykou, Saturday 19.01.2019, 20:00, Cinema 2
Greece, France, Bulgaria 2017, 111 min, Greek / Russian with English Subtitles, FSK: 18
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.
Born in Athens, Greece in 8/3/1977, Elina studied Film Direction at Lykourgos Stavrakos Film School and Sociology at Panteion University, both in Athens. She continued her studies receiving her MA (D.E.A) in Cultural History in Paris, France (E.H.E.S.S). In 2007, she participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus.
She has written and directed two short films and she has also directed TV spots for the National Greek Opera. Her first feature film as a director, „The eternal return of Antonis Paraskevas“, has received the first award of the Works in Progress section in Karlovy Vary IFF and premiered in Berlinale Forum 2013.
She is a partner at GUANACO Film Production Company.
“The eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas”-fiction, dcp, color, 89 min 2013
“Summer Holidays” – fiction, 35mm, color, 18 min, 2006
“Sunday trip” – fiction, 35mm, color, 9 min, 2004