DIGGER

SYNOPSIS

A contemporary Western about a native farmer who lives and works alone in a farmhouse in the heart of a mountain forest in Northern Greece.
For years now, he fights 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 and confront each other head on, with nature as their only observer.
To prevent the muddy ground from being pulled out from under their feet for profit, father and son must dig deep into it.

CAST

Vangelis Mourikis
Argyris Pandazaras

Sofia Kokkali

Theo Alexander
Michalis Iatropoulos

Vasilis Bisbikis
Pavlos Iordanopoulos
Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos
Marianthi Pantelpoulou
Stefanos Koutsardakis

Thitis

CREDITS

Written and Directed         Georgis Grigorakis
Story by                              Maria Votti, Vangelis Mourikis
Cinematographer              Giorgos Karvelas
Editor                                  Thodoris Armaos
Music                                  Michalis Moschoutis
Production Design             Dafni Kalogianni
Costumes                           Vassileia Rozana
Sound Design                     Leandros Ntounis
Sound                                  Francois Abdelnour
Sound Mix                           Simon Apostolou
Make-up                               Ioanna Lygizou
Assistant Director               Arsenis Polimenopoulos
Casting                                 Anna Nikolaou
Line Producer                      Fenia Cossovitsa
Production Manager          Matthaios Voulgaris
Producers                           Athina Rachel Tsangari, Maria Hatzakou,
                                             Chrysanthi Karfi Koi
Executive Producers          Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Michael Weber
Co-Producers                     Gabrielle Dumon, Nikos Katsaounis,
                                             Ernst Fassbender, Fenia Cossovitsa,Anna Nikolaou

Production company        Haos Film
Co-Production                   Le Bureau, Match Factory Productions, Blonde                                                      Faliro House, N-Coded Pictures, Fassb                                                                    Filmproduktion
World Sales                        The Match Factory 

PRESS

Variety Review: Father, Son and Nature Do Battle in Stylish Greek Tragicomedy 
Screen Daily Review: Sensitive debut from Greek film-maker
Phindie: Philadelphia Film Festival Review
Variety Interview: Greek Director Grigorakis Saddles Up ‘Western’ ‘Digger’ 

Cineuropa: “…one of the more accomplished films in recent Greek cinema.”
Berlinale: “A story of resistance more powerful than the strongest excavator.”
Abus de Cine: “…dynamic work as rough as it is desperately human.”
CICAE Jury: “…emotionally and thematically close to audiences throughout the world.”

Καθημερινή: Πολλά υποσχόμενο ελληνικό ντεμπούτο στο Βερολίνο
Αθηνόραμα:  “…το ώριμο Digger του Τζώρτζη Γρηγοράκη.”
Flix.gr – Συνέντευξη
Luben.tv: H πρώτη μεγάλη ταινία της δεκαετίας είναι εδώ.
Εφ.Συν: Μονομαχία πατέρα – γιου στην άγρια φύση
Cinedogs: Thessalonikki FF Review

INFO

Format: DCP / colour / anamorphic /5.1
Length: 100 min.
Original language: Greek

BERLIN IFF – Panorama / WINNER – CICAE Award 
Melbourne IFF 
SARAJEVO IFF / 
WINNER – SARAJEVO HEART FOR BEST ACTOR
Modolist IFF, Kyiv
Haifa IFF, Israel 
Edmonton IFF, Canada
San Francisco Greek FF 
BUSAN IFF – World Cinema
SAO PAOLO IFF – New Directors
PHILADELPHIA FF – US premiere
FREE ZONE FF /
WINNER – BEST ENGAGING FILM IN BALKAN HORIZONS
THESSALONIKI IFF /
WINNER –SILVER ALEXANDER, AUDIENCE AWARD
J.F COSTOPOULOS FOUNDATION AWARD, YOUTH JURY AWARD, 
GFF AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT FILM,