Cinémathèque Screening – Attenberg (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2010)

Attenberg (2010): A film by Athina Rachel Tsangari

SAM Cinémathèque Screenings | Session #104

Athina Rachel Tsangari’s ATTENBERG is a quirky, unconventional coming-of-age drama about Marina – a 23-year-old girl living in a boring factory town in Greece with her terminally-ill father. She sees herself as a foreigner and finds human beings as repellent species except for the times she is with his father and her friend Bella. Instead of engaging in social life, Marina spends her days looking after her father, listening to the songs of Suicide and watching the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough. As the story progresses and her father’s condition worsens, the sexually inexperienced Marina gradually discovers her sexuality through lessons from Bella and her encounters with a visiting engineer who is staying in the town’s hotel. Part of the new wave of Greek cinema. 

SAM Cinémathèque is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run program for screening films on campus for review and criticism. The screenings are free, independently run, and supported by the School of the Arts & Media, UNSW.

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