The Wilder

Έρημη χώρα

When Eva, an 11-year-old Greek-Romanian girl with a speech impediment, loses both her parents in an accident on the same day, Lucas, her reclusive and racist grandfather whom she has never met, is the only relative who can take custody of her. However, he stubbornly refuses. Marina, a 40-year-old social worker with a broken family, decides to take charge of Eva's uncertain destiny. She chooses to confront Lucas and his past, compelling both him and herself to face their redemption for the first time.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Yorgos Gkikapeppas
Script: Yorgos Gkikapeppas
Cinematography: Vassilis Mourikis
Editing: Stavros Spanos
Sound: Grigoris Galanis
Music: Dimitris Fritzalas
Actors: Yiorgos Kendros, Danai Skiadi, Yorgos Karamihos, Anna Maria Marinaki, Nicos Arvanitis, Alexandra Aidini, Giorgos Giannopoulos, Christos Kontogeorgis, Alexia Sapranidou, Kitty Paitazoglou, Stelios Xanthoudakis, Dimitris Arianoutsos, Konstantinos Magklaras, Stefania Marola, Carmen Ionescu, Mihai Dinvale
Production: ertflix
Producers: Sophia Panagiotaki
Costumes: Aisha Diri
Production Design: Labrini Kardara
Make Up: Demi Stamatopoulou
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 108'
Contact: ERT SA

Yorgos Gkikapeppas

He was born in Athens and studied at the Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos. He has been awarded twice the Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) for his feature films Silent (2015) and The City of Children (2011). For the latter, he also received the Best Film Award from the Panhellenic Film Critics Association and three awards from the Hellenic Film Academy. His third film Silent Night (2021), a docudrama based on the final hours of Ioannis Kapodistrias, was screened at the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He has also directed in the theater and was honored with the Young Playwrights Award by the Ministry of Culture. On television, he has directed various series, including Greek One Act Plays (ET1), Mystery Stories (ANT1) as a member of the screenwriting and directing team, O giteftis (ANT1), 4 (Mega), The Life and Work of Ioannis Kapodistrias, The Birth of a Nation, and The 30s Generation (COSMOTE TV), Liar (Alpha), The Bracelet of Fire (ERT), and the series The Wilder, based on his own screenplay.


2007 O giteftis (TV Series)
2007 Kainourgia zoi (short)
2011 The City of Children
2015 Silent
2017 In the Heart of Soul (short doc)
2019 Oi peirates tou Aigaiou (TV Series doc)
2019 The Life and Work of Ioannis Kapodistrias (TV Series doc)
2020 The Beauty on My Knees
2022 Liar (TV Series)
2023 The Bracelet of Fire (TV Mini-Series)
2023 Erimi hora (TV Mini-Series)