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Part of the new wave of Greek cinema, Attenberg is an offbeat coming-of-age film. 23-year-old Marina is living in a small, factory town by the sea where her once-visionary architect father, has returned to die. Finding the human species foreign, she keeps her distance, choosing to observe mankind through Sir David Attenborough's mammal documentaries and the songs of Suicide. While preparing for her father's impending death, Marina discovers her own sexuality through lessons from her only friend,
Mar 9, 2012 Limited
Jun 19, 2012
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Tsangari's art-house minimalism, which never lets us forget we're watching a movie, still permits a surprising degree of tender emotion.
Using occasional song-and-dance numbers with a melancholy Godardian kick, [Tsangari] creates a world that's off-center and alive with loneliness.
Part of the film's success comes from Labed's performance as Marina, who infuses all that weirdness with a barely there vulnerability.
"Attenberg" is a three-layered love story, anatomizing the mysterious emotions of grief, friendship and erotic attraction.
Tsangari distinguishes herself from her predecessor's freak-show formalism with an underlying humanism and freewheeling playfulness.
Bittersweet, Greek coming-of-age drama about an inexperienced young woman who explores bisexuality while caring for her terminally-ill father.
The face of actress Ariane Labed lifts this quiet, dour character study by filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari.
Attenberg gets down in the emotional muck where life, death and sex intertwine. And like those life experiences, watching it can be both awkward and poignant.
Perpetually off-balance and maybe just a little too satisfied with its cynicism
The drama, at its core, is simple and conventional, but it has the aura of science fiction.
The underlying idea is that life goes on whatever we do, that human beings are merely part (and not the most important one) of a larger ecological system involving the mineral, vegetable and animal world.
Perhaps viewed under the influence of drugs or drink the film might spring to comic life, but taken straight it is far more likely to get on your nerves.
Impressively directed and superbly acted, Attenberg plays like a light-hearted, quirky version of Dogtooth, though its relative lack of plot means that it's difficult to engage with the characters on an emotional level.
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