Greek character study about a strange, asexual girl and her promiscuous but equally odd best friend. The conceit in this study of the ineffable otherness of other people is that we watch these young women as if we're watching a nature documentary about animals who communicate in ...
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 return... read more
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August 21, 2012
August 12, 2012fb1144932598
A quirky tale of a socially awkward young woman dealing with the imminent death of her father and a budding romantic involvement with an engineer who is visiting her workplace. Most of the quirkiness is supplied by her less inhibited best friend. At times dark, often awkward, but...
March 11, 2012
"Attenberg" starts with Marina(Ariane Labed) and Bella(Evangelia Randou) kissing each other. Calm down! It's not what you think. Marina is just curious to learn about kissing from her more experienced best friend but is none too thrilled with the experience and wonders if she,...
January 27, 2012fb721890245
From what I understand, this film made an impact in Greece but didn't make the short list for the foreign language Oscar. Makes sense. Much is compelling but some of it isn't. An uneven film is not what Oscar winners are made of especially considering who has won the foreign lang...
April 1, 2012
From a country that is trying to rediscover itself politically, financially and ecomonically come a string of films (films such as Attenberg, Dogtooth, Alps, L) that share a common style: they all feel to be void of the human emotional undercoat and delivering quirky, and somewha...
August 27, 2012fb736337164
Although "Attenberg" approaches death and sex with refreshing frankness, Athina Rachel Tsangari's film feels a bit too calculated with its deadpan execution and moments of Python-esque silliness. Like "Dogtooth," the film examines how a young woman comes to terms with reality aft...
August 13, 2012fb67801456
Beautiful little gem of a film that fits comfortably alongside Dogtooth thematically and stylistically.
July 16, 2012
The description and cover photo intrigued me to watch this movie. I just finished it & sort of wish I could get a return on those 93 minutes. Odd I can handle but it was just so slow-moving and every character shared the same one emotion throughout. Even on the few occasions w...