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ATTENBERG

Feature film, 35mm, 95 minutes. [2010]
Written & 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.

 


AWARDS AND SCREENINGS

67th Venice Film Festival, Official Competition, Italy, 2010
Coppa Volpi Best Actress Award for Ariane Labed
Lina Mangiacapre Award
35th Toronto International Film Festival, Official Selection, Canada, 2010
Reykjavik International Film Festival, Official Competition, Iceland, 2010
54th BFI London Film Festival, Official Selection, United Kingdom, 2010
Vienna International Film Festival, Official Selection, Austria, 2010
Whistler Film Festival 10, New Voices International Feature Competition, Canada, 2010
New Voices Award for Best Feature
51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Official Competition, Greece, 2010
Silver Alexander Award
2011 Sundance Film Festival, Spotlight Category, USA, 2011
23rd Angers Festival, European Feature Films Competition, France, 2011
“Mademoiselle Ladubay” Best Actress Prize for Ariane Labed
40th Rotterdam International Film Festival, Official Selection, Netherlands, 2011
34th Goteborg International Film Festival, Official Competition, Sweden, 2011
International Film Festival of the National University of Mexico (FICUNAM) 2011, Official Competition, Mexico, 2011
Silver Puma for Best Director
Audience Award
New Directors/New Films, Official Selection, New York, USA, 2011
13th Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Film (BAFICI), Official Selection, Argentina, 2011
Best Director Award
International Women’s Film Festival of Dortmund/Cologne, Main Competition, Germany, 2011
Best Feature
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Chicago 2011
San Francisco International Film Festival, Official Selection 2011
IndieLisboa Film Festival, Official Competition, Portugal, 2011
Sydney International Film Festival, Official Competition, Australia, 2011
Midnight Sun Film Festival, Official Selection, Finland, 2011
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Official Selection, Czech Republic, 2011
New Horizons International Film Festival, Main Competition, Wroclaw Poland 2011
Grand Jury Prize
Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland, 2011

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CREDITS

Marina Ariane Labed
Spyros Vangelis Mourikis
Bella Evangelia Randou
Engineer Yorgos Lanthimos
Undertaker Kostas Berikopoulos
Hospital Manager Michel Demopoulos

Written & Directed by
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

Sound
Leandros Ntounis

Production Designer
Dafni Kalogianni

Costume Designers
Thanos Papastergiou
Vassilia Rozana

Editors
Sandrine Cheyrol
Matt Johnson

Casting
Alex Kelly & Christine Akzotis
Athens Casting

Line Producer
Boo Productions / Sevi Morou

Production Manager
Yorgos Serdaris

Make up
Athanasia Petropoulou

Hair stylist
Daniel Bababekova

Assistant Directors
Emmanuela Fragiadaki
Anna Nikolaou

Production
Haos Film
Co-production
Greek Film Center
Faliro House Productions
Boo Productions
Stefi Productions

With the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union

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