Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari (Greece, 2010)
Sound Design by Leandros Ntounis at i hear voices
Sound re-recording mixing by Kostas Varybopiotis at Echo Studio
Marina, 23, is growing up with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance. Instead she chooses to observe it through the songs of Suicide, the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough, and the sexual-education lessons she receives from her only friend, Bella.
A stranger comes to town and challenges her to a foosball duel, on her own table. Her father meanwhile ritualistically prepares for his exit from the 20th century, which he considers to be “overrated.” Caught between the two men and her collaborator, Bella, Marina investigates the wondrous mystery of the human fauna.
Festivals | Awards
Venice Film Festival “Competition – Best Actress Award”, Italy (2010)
Sundance Film Festival “Spotlight”, USA (2011)
New Directors/New Films New York, USA (2011)
Toronto Film Festival “Official Selection”, Canada (2010)
Rotterdam Film Festival “Bright Future”, Netherlands (2011)
Locarno Fim Festival “I film delle giurie”, Switzerland (2011)
Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Czech Republic (2011)
Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Film (BAFICI) “Competition – Best Director”, Argentina (2011)
Lux Award Nominee (European Parliament Film Prize) (2011)