IMDB Ref: Attenberg (2011)
35mm, Colour, Dolby Digital, 95 Minutes, Greek
Written and Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari
Marina, 23, is growing up 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 chooses to observe it through the songs of Suicide, the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough and the sexual education lessons she receives from her only friend, Bella.
A stranger comes to town and challenges her to a foosball duel, on her own table. Her father, meanwhile, 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 the human fauna.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Athina Rachel Tsangari lives and works in both her native Greece and the USA. She received a B.A. in literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an M.A. in performance studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in film directing from the University of Texas at Austin. Her initial introduction to cinema was a small role in Richard Linklater’s seminal film, “Slacker”. Tsangari’s debut feature, “The Slow Business of Going”, a lo-fi sci-fi road movie shot in nine cities across the world, was voted one of the best undistributed films in the 2002 Village Voice Critics’ Poll.
She was the co-founder and artistic director of the Austin-based Cinematexas International Short Film Festival, programming avant-garde cinema, music and politically engaged media. She designs large-scale projections for dance, theatre and site-specific installations. She was the projections designer and video director for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games opening ceremony. In 2005 Tsangari founded Haos Film, a creative office that develops and produces work by and with fellow filmmakers. Amongst her producer credits are Yorgos Lanthimos’ first film, “Kinetta” (2005), and his Un Certain Regard winner, “Dogtooth”, as an associate producer (2009).
|Kostas Berikopoulos||Funeral Director|
|Michel Demopoulos||Hospital Manager|
|Director||Athina Rachel Tsangari|
|Writer||Athina Rachel Tsangari|
|Executive Producer||Christos V. Konstantakopoulos|
|Producers||Maria Hatzakou, Yorgos Lanthimos, Iraklis Mavroidis, |
Athina Rachel Tsangari, Angelos Venetis
|Associate Producer ||Kostas Kefalas|
|Director of Photography ||Thimios Bakatakis|
|Production Designer||Dafni Kalogianni|
|Costume Design||Thanos Papastergiou, Vassilia Rozana|
|Editors||Sandrine Cheyrol, Matt Johnson|
|Casting||Christina Akzoti, Alex Kelly |
|Line Producer ||Boo Productions/Sevi Morou|
|Production Manager||Yorgos Serdaris|
|Assistant Directors||Emmanuela Fragiadaki, Anna Nikolaou|
|Co-production||Greek Film Center, Faliro House Productions, Boo Productions, Stefi Productions|
|With the support of||MEDIA Programme of the European Union|
|Premiere||Dec 9, 2010 – Athens, Greece|
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