Tue 18.03.2014 at 21:00, Sala Auditorium Club House
" Attenberg" (2010)
Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari
With: Ariane Labed, Giorgos Lanthimos, Vangelis Mourikis
Audiotrack: Greek
Subtitles: English

Attenberg is a Greek drama film, written and directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari. The film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice International Film Festival and Ariane Labed won the Coppa Volpi for the Best Actress. It was filmed in the town of Aspra Spitia, in the Greek region of Boeotia. The film was selected as the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the84th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.


Marina, a sexually inexperienced 23 year old woman, lives with her terminally-ill architect father, Spyros, in an industrial Greek town by the sea.
Unable to relate to her fellow humans, she lives her life through the wildlife documentaries of Sir David Attenborough, the songs of Suicide and the sex education lessons given to her by her friend Bella.
Despite her sexual inexperience, Marina's relationships show warmth and thought. Spyros, contemplative as he approaches death, shares with her how he believes, "Man has designed ruins with mathematical accuracy..." referring to the destiny of most architecture, eventually. But then cynically, he reflects that " We (Greece) went from sheep to bulldozers...'
When a stranger comes to town, Marina has her first sexual relationship with him. She is secretive. Telling first Spyros and later Bella. Spyros asks of course, "If you do not want me to meet him, why are you telling me about him?"
As Spyros come closer to death, Marina asks Bella to sleep with her father, as a favour for a dying man, whom she duly obliges. Meanwhile, Marina begins a sexual relationship with the stranger.
The film reaches its conclusion after Spyro's passing, where the last scenes are of Bella and Marina scattering his ashes in the sea.