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Film | New Europe

Attenberg Attenberg

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari

2010, 35mm, colour, 95'
Vers: Greek - Sub: Ita/Eng

Marina, a twenty-three year-old girl, lives with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance. Instead she stubbornly observes it through songs of Suicide, the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough and the sex education lessons she receives from her only friend, Bella. One day a stranger comes to town and challenges her to a table football duel, on her own table. Meanwhile, her father ritualistically prepares for his exit from the 20th century, which he considers to be "overrated". Caught between the two men and her collaborator Bella, Marina investigates the wondrous mystery of human fauna.

Screenplay: Athina Rachel Tsangari
Cinematography: Thimios Bakatatakis
Editing: Sandrine Cheyrol, Matthew Johnson
Sound: Leandros Ntounis
Cast: Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou, Yorgos Lanthimos

Prizes and selections:
Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia 2010 (Official Competition; Coppa Volpi Best Actress: Ariane Labed), Thessaloniki Film Festival 2010 (Silver Alexander Winner), Sundance Film Festival 2011 (Official Selection)

Haos Film, Greek Film Center, Faliro House Productions, Boo Productions, Stefi Productions

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