Mitsos “Mitsigan” Tsiganos, is a modern day Greek cowboy, an empirical philosopher and the owner of one of the biggest farms in southwestern Greece, named “Hardships & Beauties”. Things are going well when all of a sudden, Mitsos is struck simultaneously by both a professional and a personal crisis. He decides to leave his farm and takes a trip to meet with old friends and new people. His road trip in the heart of Greece becomes a symbolical trip into a country that will never be the same again.


Born in Athens. Studied social sciences and cinema in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and the UK. Since 2001 he lives and works in Athens as an independent director/producer. His films are international co-productions that have been screened in various festivals and won prestigious awards.



Director Kimon Tsakiris
Writer Kimon Tsakiris
Cinematography Vangelis Koulinos
Editor Tatiana Panigyri
Sound Aris Kafentzis
Original Music Nassos Sopilis
Sound Mixing Kostas Varybopiotis
Producers Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Kimon Tsakiris
Production CompaniesFaliro House Productions, Bi-Optic Productions
Production Manager Lelia Andronikou
Production Assistant Greg Tselentis