Athina Rachel Tsangari: Cinema on the Edges
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 architect father has returned to die. Finding the human species foreign, she keeps her distance, choosing to observe mankind through Sir David Attenborough’s mammal documentaries and the songs of Suicide. While preparing for her father’s impending death, Marina discovers her own sexuality through lessons from her only friend, Bella, and a visiting engineer. Equal parts abstract theater and melodrama, ATTENBERG is a sincere and humorous look at life’s defining moments.