Attenberg: Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Greek Coming of Age Tale (Women in Film)

Athina Rachel Tsangari‘s Greek film, Attenberg. is an offbeat coming-of-age tale.

It centers on Marina, a young femme living in a small factory town by the sea where her architect father, has returned to die.

An outsider, Marina observes reality in a mediated way, through 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, Bella, and a visiting engineer.

Tsangari’s style could be defined as abstract or art-house minimalism, laced with song-and-dance numbers that give the saga a melancholy feel in conveying a decidedly eccentric and off-center milieu.

Running time: 95 min.

Directed, written by Athina Rachel Tsangari

Released by Strand, March 9, 2012

DVD: June 19, 2012