Athina Rachel Tsangari was born in Greece, and studied theatre at New York University before obtaining her M.F.A. in film production at the University of Texas. She co-founded and served as artistic director of the Cinematexas International Short Film Festival before producing the film Kinetta (05), serving as associate producer on the film Dogtooth (10). Her first feature film as director was The Slow Business of Going (00). Attenberg (10) is her second feature film. –TIFF
Love her name, Athina. Sound like Athens. Oh the Greeks. 20 days and I'll meet her directorial face. Only know of her associate-producin' one. And that one is purdy. Let's hope the hype IS the love. I'm sure it will be, yes. Lovely poster and that still frame is what? R-A-D? Think so.
One of the truly new voices of contemporary Greek cinema, and why not, cinema in general, Athina Rachel Tsangari shares with us the powerful influence of multiculturalism and globalization with her bold first feature, and carries on with amazing talent in her sophome film, Attenberg. A must see for all film lovers. Love her or hate her, but watch her.