Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari

Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari

6 Episodes

Outlandish, wickedly funny, and audaciously absurd, the films of Athina Rachel Tsangari take an almost anthropological view of the oddities of social behavior and relationships. It was while living in Austin, Texas—where she got her start working with Richard Linklater—that Tsangari made her first feature, THE SLOW BUSINESS OF GOING, a gonzo sci-fi travelogue about a globe-trotting cyborg. Upon returning to her native Greece, Tsangari established herself as one of the leaders of the country’s new wave of boundary-pushing cinema with ATTENBERG, an oddball coming-of-age melodrama/musical/nature documentary, and CHEVALIER, a sinister satire of male one-upmanship. Presented with a selection of her rarely seen shorts, these films blend ritual, performance art, and dark comedy into singular studies of the human animal.

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Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari
  • Fit
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    Episode 1

    Fit

    Episode 1

    Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari • 1994 • United States

    Lizzie is a girl who just can’t seem to make things fit together. Athina Rachel Tsangari’s short, made in 1994 as a film school assignment, contains early permutations of ideas and imagery that she has continued to develop in her later wo...

  • The Slow Business of Going

    Episode 2

    Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari • 2000 • Greece, United States
    Starring Lizzie Curry Martinez, Maria Tsantsanoglou, Gary Price

    Developed over five years in collaboration with its actors, this genre-spanning examination of postmillennial alienation and dislocation by Athina Rachel Tsangari mer...

  • Attenberg

    Episode 3

    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...

  • The Capsule

    Episode 4

    Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari • 2012 • Greece

    Set on the breathtaking Greek island of Hydra, this 2012 short film evokes a distinctive atmosphere that could be described as Mediterranean gothic, awash in shadows and light. A group of seven young women awaken in a foreboding mansion and perf...

  • 24 Frames Per Century

    Episode 5

    Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari • 2013 • Greece

    This short piece by Athina Rachel Tsangari, commissioned for the seventieth edition of the Venice Film Festival in 2013, draws on Jean-Luc Godard’s CONTEMPT and functions as a meditation on the state of cinema, depicting two film projectors cont...

  • Chevalier

    Episode 6

    Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari • 2015 • Greece
    Starring Vangelis Mourikis, Nikos Orphanos, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos

    In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared and measured and blood will be teste...