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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 favourite fairy tales.

ELINA PSYKOU’s first feature, The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas, won the Works in Progress Award at the Karlovy Vary IFF in 2012 and premiered at the Berlinale Forum in 2013. Psykou is currently researching her first documentary, To Live and Die in Europe, and writing her third feature.

Festivals and Awards
World premiere at Tribeca IFF, April, 2017 – Best Film Award; Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea, 2017 – Competition; 11th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, 2017 – Best Feature Special Jury Award; 39th Moscow IFF, 2017; Transatlantyk Festival, Poland, 2017; Gimli IFF, Canada, 2017; Sarajevo IFF, 2017 –Competition.

Greece, Bulgaria, France, 2017, 111 min
Script: Elina Psykou
Director: Elina Psykou
Cinematography: Dionysis Efthimiopoulos
Music: Persefoni Miliou
Cast: Victor Khomut, Valery Tscheplanova, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Artenis Havalits, Areti Seidaridou, Yvone Maltezou
Production: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis – Heretic, Greece
Co-production: Borislav Chouchkov and Viktor Chouchkov, Chouchkov Brothers; Janja Kralj – KinoElektron, France
With the support of: Greek Film Center, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), Bulgarian National Film Center, Creative Europe MEDIA, Eurimages
Contact: www.ch-bros.com, kristina.despotova@ch-bros.com