Digger

Digger

A contemporary western about a native farmer who lives and works alone in a farmhouse at the heart of a mountain forest in Northern Greece. For years now, he has been fighting with an expanding industrial monster digging up the forest, disturbing the lush flora and threatening his property. Yet, the greatest threat comes with the sudden arrival of his young son, after a twenty-year separation. They turn into enemies under one roof. Father and son confront each other head on, with nature as their only observer, a showdown that ultimately yields an unexpected redemption for both.

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Direction: Georgis Grigorakis
Script: Georgis Grigorakis in co-operation with Maria Votti, Vangelis Mourikis
Cinematography: Giorgos Karvelas
Editing: Thodoris Armaos
Sound: Leandros Ntounis, François Abdelnour
Music: Michalis Moschoutis
Actors: Vangelis Mourikis, Argyris Pandazaras, Sofia Kokkali, Theo Alexander, Thitis, Michalis Iatropoulos, Pavlos Iordanopoulos, Stefanos Koutsardakis, Vasilis Bisbikis, Marianthi Pantelopoulou, Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos
Production: Haos Film
Producers: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Maria Hatzakou, Chrysanthi Karfi Koi Executive Producers: Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Michael Weber
Co-production: Le Bureau Films, ERT, Faliro House Productions, N-Coded Pictures, FassB Filmproduktion, Blonde Audiovisual Productions
Co-producers: Gabrielle Dumon, Nikos Katsaounis, Ernst Fassbender, Fenia Cossovitsa, Anna Nikolaou,
Sets: Daphni Kalogianni
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece, France
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 101'
Contact: The Match Factory Thania Dimitrakopoulou info@thematchfactory.com
Awards/Distinctions: Berlinale Panorama Art Cinema Award (CICAE) - Berlin IFF 2020, Heart of Serajevo for Best Actor (Vangelis Mourikis) – Sarajevo IFF 2020

Georgis Grigorakis

Georgis is a writer/director based in Athens. He studied Social Psychology in the UK before completing a master’s degree in Directing Fiction at the National Film and Television School. Since 2007, he has been writing and directing short films, which have been screened in total at over 100 festivals worldwide and have won numerous awards. His debut feature film, Digger, premiered at the 70th Berlinale and received the Art Cinema-CICAE award. Lead actor, Vangelis Mourikis was honored with the Heart of Sarajevo award for Best Actor at
Sarajevo IFF and the film conmnues to run in renowned internamonal fesmvals around the world.

Filmography

2007 ’N’ Me for Myself (short)
2010 Reverse (short)
2012 Revolving (short)
2014 45 Degrees (Short)
2020 Digger