Son of Sofia

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Elina Psykou
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
111 min


The servant of god Michael is baptized.


I prefer your hair down.

Yes, but it's too hot.

Did you bring the DVDs?


There must be a lot.


30 per year.


I asked a friend

to send us the new episodes.

Which friend?

You don't know him. He transferred

to our school after you left.

He's expecting your new address.

Why did you move?

I had to move in with a gentleman

I was hired to look after.

It's only temporary.

He had a mild stroke when his wife died.

I thought it'd be you and me.

It won't make a big difference.

The Greek Olympic Games mascot Phoebos

was named after Apollo-Phoebos,

the god of light, prophecy, and music.

Mascot Athena was named after Athena,

the goddess of wisdom.

Sofia is Greek for wisdom.

Sofia, same as your mother.

How about you, son?

Do you know who you were named after?

Yes, after Misha, the bear.

Who's Misha the bear?

The Moscow Olympic Games mascot.

Whatever gave him that idea?

It's something his dad used to say...

We called him teddy bear

when he was little.

Tell him he was wrong.

He was named after Archangel Michael.

Is Mr. Nikos very rich?


All he has is this apartment.

How many rooms?

There's the dining room, living room,

kitchen, two bathrooms,

Mr. Nikos' bedroom, yours, and mine.

Eight in total.

You can turn around.

I got the sizes all wrong.

I have to replace everything.

Whose are these?

They're new. I just bought them.

So, where's your room?

Top of the corridor, to your left.

Jack started to climb down the beanstalk

as fast as he could.

When he touched the ground,

he saw the giant coming after him.



Are you asleep?

You forgot the DVDs.

Yes, I found them in the morning.

I put them in my room.

We'll watch them when I get back.

No, I couldn't hear you, I was asleep.

No, I won't be late.

Do as Mr. Nikos says, OK?

He'll take you to replace the clothes.

I have to go now. Talk to you later.


What's up?

Misha brought

some old Poor Vera episodes on DVD.

What for?

So you can watch them again together?


I had no idea he liked it.

Bring him over to my place

next time there's a new episode on.

Misha doesn't know

I've already seen them.

He called me every week for two years,

to catch me up on the show.

I never told him

you had a satellite dish.

I see...

You know what?

I'd love to watch them again too!

Maybe I should come over one evening.

And finally meet your husband

and Misha.

I'll pretend I haven't seen them!

Greek lesson No. 1.

The family.

A family consists of the father,

the mother,

the siblings, the grandparents,

the uncles,

the brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law,

the cousins once removed,

and other kinfolk.

Let's examine each one in detail.

My father was Michael Benakis,

Michael, just like you!



Your father

was Boris Andreyev,

but from now on,

I'm going to be your father.

I'm going to be your father.

Let's try and write this word down.




Now you try it!

Never write with your left hand.

Right hand only!

In the name of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin,

in the presence of my comrades

I do solemnly swear

to love my Motherland dearly,

to live in a manner

bequeathed by the great Lenin

and taught by the Communist Party,

and to hold sacred the Laws

of the Pioneers of the Soviet Union.

I, Misha Romanov,

a young pioneer of the USSR...

This is Vera Stepanova.

And this is her son Misha.

Vera told Misha she's expecting a baby.

In a few months,

Misha will have a brother,

a half-brother.

Since Misha's father died years ago.

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