Contemporary Greek filmmaking seems to be consistently bleak and awkward, but I mean that in a good way. Approaches sex and death in a frank manner, representing them as they objectively are rather than what they are romanticized to be. Reminds me a lot of Yorgos Lanthimos's films.
The Greek wave has produced some of the finest filmmakers ever. This one is pretty close to being great. It just has a few flaws. Watch it. I think you'll agree. And stop comparing it to 'Dogtooth'. Does "My Little Pony' compare to 'Frozen'? Of course not, you damn racists.
Overrated, I'm afraid. I enjoyed -- and still do -- the whimsicality of Vera Chytilova's Daisies (the obvious object of imitation here) to say nothing of the tongue-in-cheek ethos of the French New Wave. This is just plain annoying. Worse, it deludes itself with the conviction of its own wonderfulness. No gimmicky window dressing can disguise its yawning vacuity.
I watched it when my father was in a coma and I remembered it now three years after he passed away. Greek wave hitting with universal themes, with thoughts of Antonioni and Godard, and all that Alan Vega... Did I mention how much dad loved Francoise Hardy and the sea?
It was surprising to me that I was not on board with Attenberg's particular brand of social alienation. Perhaps I just found it too affected, quaint or cold. A shame because I wanted so bad to embrace this unique film about feeling like an animal in a human kingdom, or a human in an animal one.
STOP COMPARING THIS TO DOGTOOTH There is absolutely nothing similar to these two movies apart from the fact that they belong to the same wave! I can't stress how brilliant this film is. Certainly not for everyone, it uses language not strictly cinematic. Can't wait to see her new film