Athina Rachel Tsangari

Athina Rachel Tsangari

2 Episodes

“Since I don’t do psychoanalysis, I do cinema,” explains Athina Rachel Tsangari, who, over the last decade, has become one of the foremost figures of the so-called “Greek Weird Wave”—a movement characterized by its fascination with human behavior, bitingly absurdist humor, and arresting visual style—both as a director and as a producer for contemporaries such as Yorgos Lanthimos. Her films, however, showcase a bold vision that goes way beyond the merely “weird,” offering a provocative perspective on family, sexuality, power dynamics, and the inherent strangeness of human interaction. In this edition of Meet the Filmmakers, David Thompson travels to the Greek island of Hydra to meet up with Tsangari and discuss her directorial philosophy and what it means to “live cinema.”

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Athina Rachel Tsangari
  • Meet the Filmmakers: Athina Rachel Tsangari

    Episode 1

    In this edition of Meet the Filmmakers, David Thompson travels to the Greek island of Hydra to meet up with Athina Rachel Tsangari and discuss her directorial philosophy and what it means to “live cinema.”

  • Attenberg

    Episode 2

    Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari • 2010 • Greece
    Starring Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelina Randou

    Part of the new wave of Greek cinema, ATTENBERG is an offbeat coming-of-age film. Twenty-three-year-old Marina is living in a small factory town by the sea where her once-visionary arc...