Preferred Slate: Euro
Alternate Slate: NA
Director: Georgis Grigorakis
IMDb Plot Summary: A father and a son long lost. Love and hate. Digging deep into mud to find their roots. Revenge and Redemption. A Western, revisited.
Wikipedia Information: Digger is a 2020 Greek drama film directed by Greek director and screenwriter Georgis Grigorakis. It had its world premiere screening as part of the Panorama section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the independent jury International Confederation of Art Cinemas Art Cinema Award for Panorama 2020.
The film has been shown and nominated in international festivals around the world, winning 19 awards. It was nominated for 14 awards at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards and won ten awards, including Best Feature Film, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. It was selected as the Greek entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.
My Two Cents: I held off on this one last year so I wanted to make sure I got it up this year before I forgot about it. Here is my review from 2 years ago
"Like a lot of movies of late this one grew on me the longer I watched. The more I got invested in the characters the more I felt about their individual plights and by the time the final confrontation came about I was ready for the conclusion. In the end it turned out to be a pretty impactful movie that I was happy I got to watch."