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ATTENBERG

Greece, 2010 (MIFF 2011, TeleScope)

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari

ATTENBERG

Sex, death and nature documentaries.

Marina, a 23-year-old sexual innocent and general misanthrope, is both intrigued and repelled by the idea of physical intimacy. While helping her philosophical father prepare for his imminent death, she finds herself awkwardly beginning her first sexual relationship.

Deriving its name from a deliberate mispronunciation of Sir David Attenborough's surname, this striking sophomore feature from writer-director Athina Rachel Tsangari is presented with the detached observational curiosity of a scientific study.

Stylistically and thematically sharing much in common with Dogtooth (MIFF 2009), which Tsangari co-produced, Attenberg is an offbeat exploration of sex and death, shot through with inquisitiveness, wry humour and a provocative sense of the absurd.

"Captivating and vaguely disturbing... a wacky, decidedly arthouse coming-of-age narrative." - Variety

D/S Athina Rachel Tsangari P Maria Hatzakou WS The Match Factory L Greek w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010

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