Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Attenberg has been a critical favourite (see our review) since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival last year. I got to see Attenberg in Tsangari’s spiritual film home, SXSW (she’s a former Austinite & co-founder of the Cinematexas film festival), and also share a coffee with her as we discussed the Greek film industry, why cinema is more than directing alone and how she’s surreptitiously hypnotising us all back in love with film.

Attenberg (2010)

Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father’s impending death and her distaste for other humans.

Filmmaking to me is making cinema in any way and not just being the main author of something.

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