By Sound Unseen. LLC (other events)

Sunday, June 12 2011 2:45 PM 4:15 PM
Receiving acclaim from festivals worldwide (Venice, Toronto, Sundance and New Directors/New Films), ATTENBERG has been gaining mometum as one of the finest films of 2011. Part of the new wave of Greek cinema, ATTENBERG is an offbeat coming-of-age film. 23-year-old Marina is living in a small, factory town by the sea where her once-visionary architect father, has returned to die. Finding the human species foreign, she keeps her distance, choosing to observe mankind through Sir David Attenborough’s mammal documentaries and the songs of Suicide. While preparing for her father’s impending death, Marina discovers her own sexuality through lessons from her only friend, Bella, and a visiting engineer. Equal parts abstract theater and melodrama, ATTENBERG sincerely and humorously navigates the defining moments in life. Synopsis provided by Strand Releasing.