Directed by: Athina Rachel Tsangari (2010)



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.



Venice Film Festival "Competition", 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)

Reykjavik Film Festival "Official Competition", Iceland (2010)

BFI London Film Festival "Cinema Europa", UK (2010)

Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Film (BAFICI) "Competition", Argentina (2011)

Vienna Film Festival "Official Selection", Austria (2010)

AFI FEST "Official Selection", USA (2011)

Goteborg Film Festival "Tibida", Sweden (2011)

New Horizons Film Festival "in Competition", Poland (2011)

Midnight Sun Film Festival, "Official Selection", Finland (2011)

Film Festival of the National University of Mexico (FICUNAM) "Competition", Mexico (2011)

CPH:PIX Copenhagen Film Festival "Front Runners", Denmark (2011)

Whistler Film Festival "New Voices International Feature", Canada (2010)

Melbourne Film Festival "Telescope", Australia (2011)

Thessaloniki Film Festival "Competition", Greece (2010)

Sydney Film Festival "Competition", Australia (2011)

San Francisco Film Festival, "New Directors", USA (2011)

Indie Lisboa Indepandent Film Festival "International Competition", Portugal (2011)

Angers Festival "European Feature Films", France (2011)

Women's Film Festival of Dortmund/Cologne "Main Competition", Germany (2011)



Venice Film Festival
Coppa Volpi Best Actress Award for Ariane Labed
Lina Mangiacapre Award


Whistler Film Festival
New Voices Award for Best Feature


Thessaloniki Film Festival
Silver Alexander Award


Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Film
Best Director Award


New Horizons Film Festival, Main Competition, Wroclaw Poland 2011
Grand Jury Prize


Film Festival of the National University of Mexico
Silver Puma for Best Director
Audience Award


Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Film (BAFICI)
Best Director


Angers Festival
"Mademoiselle Ladubay" Best Actress Prize for Ariane Labed


Women's Film Festival of Dortmund/Cologne
Best Feature


Lux Award Nominee (European Parliament Film Prize) (2011)




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