“Son of Sofia” Received Hellenic Film Academy Iris Best Film Award

FILE - This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows Victor Khomut in a scene from "Son of Sofia," which won the festival award for best international narrative. (Dionysis Eftimiopoulos/Tribeca Film Festival via AP)

ATHENS – The film “Son of Sofia” directed by Elina Psykou dominated the Hellenic Film Academy Iris Awards 2018 at a ceremony held on Monday in Athens.

The film received the awards for best feature film, best director, best screenplay, best production design and best supporting actor.

The best actor award went to Andreas Constantinou for the “Last note” by Pantelis Voulgaris, while the best actress award and best supporting actress awards were given to Katia Goulioni and Lydia Fotopoulou, respectively, for their roles in the film “Polyxeni” by Dora Masklavanou.

Andreas Haritos and his film “Dolphin man” received the awards for best newcomer and best documentary.

French film composer Alexandre Desplat was awarded with the Honorary Iris Awards for his contribution to the cinema. The noted composer of Greek descent (he received an Oscar for the film score in Guillermo del Toro’s film “The Shape of the Water”) thanked the Hellenic Film Academy and the Greeks: “Merci, I am French but also half-Greek and half-Greek means Greek. Greece is in my heart, the culture and especially the music, the cinema, Cacoyannis, Ritsos, Hatzidakis, Theodorakis and Gavras are some of the names that spring to mind. I would not compose music for films if I did not hear the Greek music that my mother played at home. People want to see Greek cinema, we need your films, make as many films as you can for all the world to watch.”