• 2010
  • Greece
  • 18
  • Directed by: Athina Rachel Tsangari
  • Written by: Athina Rachel Tsangari
  • Cast: Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou, Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Language: Greek

A withdrawn young woman in a deserted Greek seaside town sets out to heed her dying father's advice and embrace life, but finds herself repelled by the idea of sexual intercourse, preferring to seek solace in the nature documentaries of David Attenborough – hence the film's deliberately mispronounced title. Shot in long, uninterrupted takes, this clinical examination of sex and death intrigues and mystifies in equal measure.

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19 Aug 20113 stars

Clinical emotional awakening both intrigues and mystifies

(18) 95min Unfolding in a strangely deserted seaside Greek industrial town, Attenberg charts the gradual emotional awakening of a withdrawn young woman Marina (impressive newcomer Ariane Labed), whose dying architect father Spyros (Vangelis Mourikis…

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