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2,170 Ratings


Greece, 2010


Marina, a 23 year-old girl who is emotionally stunted, lives with her dying architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance. Instead she stubbornly watches the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough.

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Attenberg Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari
The sparse use of language—which is further reflected in the simple mise-en-scène—creates a film experience that foregrounds the visual and demands to be read with something closer to intuition.
April 30, 2013
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Director Athina Rachel Tsangari distinguishes herself from [Dogtooth’s] freak-show formalism with an underlying humanism and freewheeling playfulness.
March 05, 2012
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These sequences smack of improv theater exercises, as if actors and director have built out the scenes from a single gesture or some arbitrary linguistic rule. But for all the eccentricity, the film feels unexpectedly personal in addressing experiences everyone goes through at some point in their lives.
March 01, 2012
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