GREECE – 2012 – 35 MIN – COLOUR - SHORT - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ATHINA RACHEL TSANGARI
Seven girls, a mansion perched on a Cycladic rock, a cycle of lessons on discipline, desire and demise — infinitely.
Athina Rachel Tsangari has created both a film and a projection installation for the DesteFashion- Collection 2012, commissioned by art collector Dakis Joannou. It is a “Greek Gothic” mystery inspired by the work of the young Polish artist Aleksandra Waliszewska.
Tsangari curated an haute couture “capsule” for the DesteFashionCollection 2012, selecting works by young, avant-garde designers who boldly challenge the boundaries of fashion as wearable sculpture.
The pieces feature in both her film and projection installation, re-agitating the ongoing, essential dialogue between cinema, fashion, and the fine arts.
A distinguished international all-female cast of seven is participating, including Ariane Labed, winner of the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress at the 2010 Venice Film Festival in Tsangari’s ATTENBERG; Clémence Poésy, known for her roles in the HARRY POTTER series and Danny Boyle’s 127 HOURS; and Isolda Dychauk, the lead in Aleksander Sokurov’s FAUST.
Athina Rachel Tsangari’s second feature ATTENBERG premiered in competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Coppa Volpi Award for its lead, Ariane Labed, and went on to win 13 more awards at festivals worldwide. It was Greece’s Best Foreign Language Film submission to the 2011 Academy Awards©. She is the co-founder and principle producer of Haos Film, a filmmaker- run company based in Athens. Among her credits as a producer are three films directed by Yorgos Lanthimos: KINETTA (2005), DOGTOOTH (2009), and his latest film ALPS (2011). Her upcoming sci-fi comedy “Duncharon” was awarded the ARTE France Cinéma Award for best project at the Rotterdam’s CineMart 2012.
"'...a celebration of bodies in motion. The lithe, leggy forms in question belong to a group of women housed in an 18th-century castle on the Mediterranean isle of Hydra, who engage in a series of bizarrely sexualized rituals and games (including dance routines) at the behest of their seeming queen (played by Ariane Labed).'"
- THE GRID
" Never mind its brevity (37 minutes), This One, Indeed, Is A Film."