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Film info: Attenberg

Film Information

Original Title Attenberg
English Title
Director Athina Rachel Tsangari
Year 2010
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 95 min
  • Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelina Randou, Yorgos Lanthimos, Kostas Berikopoulos
  • Guión: Athina Rachel Tsangari
  • Fotografía: Thimios Bakatakis
  • Montaje: Sandrine Cheyrol, Matt Johnson
  • Producción: Maria Hatzakou, Yorgos Lanthimos, Iraklis Mavroidis, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Angelos Venetis


“A strange film and a wonderful character”, said the preview of The Slow Business of Going, back in those first Bafici years. Tsangari took a whole decade before coming back with another strange film and three wonderful characters (“Three people who become four and then two. Three, of course, being the perfect number in any relation.”): Marina, her father Spyros and her friend Bella. The three live in a sort of symmetric, all white dorm-city; the three behave in slightly –to put it mildly– bizarre ways, rehearsing dance (?) steps and clumsy French kisses on the streets, imitating wild animals, spitting out through the window, planning every last detail of their own cremation. BBC naturalist Sir David Attenborough’s quote (pronounce Attenberg), which seems to guide this trio, might clear up the situation: “If ever there was a possibility of escaping the human condition, and living imaginatively in another creature’s world, it must be with the gorilla.” No? It doesn’t matter: the thing here is to loose your self in Attenberg’s white streets, strange human fauna, and catchy music, and always expect the unexpected.


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