Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari




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 Rev and Vega’s Suicide, the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough, and the sex-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. Meanwhile, her father ritualistically prepares for his exit from the twentieth century, which he considers “overrated.” Caught between these two men and her collaborator Bella, Marina investigates the wondrous mystery of human fauna.





Toronto IFF, Canada
Reykjavik IFF, Iceland
BFI London FF, United Kingdom
Viennale – Vienna IFF, Austria


Sundance FF, U.S.A
IFF Rotterdam, Netherlands
Göteborg IFF, Sweden
Jameson Dublin IFF, Ireland
Glasgow FF, United Kingdom
SXSW Conference and Festivals, U.S.A
Hong Kong IFF, China
New Directors/New Films (New York), U.S.A
Alès FF – Itinérances, France
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria IFF (Canary Islands), Spain
Istanbul FF, Turkey
CPH:PIX (Copenhagen), Denmark
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art (Chicago), U.S.A
San Francisco IFF, U.S.A
IndieLisboa IFF, Portugal
Stadtkino Basel, Switzerland
Sydney FF, Australia
Midnight Sun FF, Finland
Sound Unseen International Duluth (Minessota), U.S.A
Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic
Jerusalem IFF, Israel
New Zealand IFF (Auckland), New Zealand
Durban IFF, South Africa
Melbourne IFF, Australia
Sarajevo FF, Bosnia and Herzegovina
New Zealand IFF (Wellington), New Zealand
Locarno IFF, Switzerland
Helsinki IFF — Love & Anarchy, Finland
Kaunas IFF, Lithuania
New York City Greek FF, U.S.A
Greek FF — Australia, Australia
Valvidia IFF, Chile
Manaki Brothers – International Cinematographers’ FF (Bitola), FYROM
Kaohsiung FF, Taiwan
São Paulo IFF – Mostra, Brazil
Philadelphia FF, U.S.A
AFI American Film Institute – European Union Film Showcase, U.S.A
Cornwall FF, United Kingdom
Loft Film Fest (Tucson), U.S.A
Noordelijk FF, Netherlands
Greek FF — Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), U.S.A


Marina: Ariane Labed
Spyros: Vangelis Mourikis
Bella: Evangelia Rantou
Engineer: Yorgos Lanthimos
Funeral Director: Kostas Berikopoulos
Hospital Manager: Michel Demopoulos


Directed & Written by Athina Rachel Tsangari
Producers: Maria Hatzakou, Yorgos Lanthimos, Iraklis Mavroidis, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Angelos Venetis
Executive Producer: Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Associate Producer: Kostas Kefalas
Director of Photography: Thimios Bakatakis
Editing: Sandrine Cheyrol, Matthew Johnson
Art Direction: Dafni Kalogianni
Costumes: Thanos Papastergiou, Vasileia Rozana
Make-up: Sissy Petropoulou
Hair Styling: Daniel Babek
Sound: Leandros Ntounis
Production Manager: Giorgos Serdaris
Production Company: Haos Film
Co-Production: Faliro House Productions, Boo Productions S.A., Stefi Productions
With the Support of MEDIA Programme of European Union & Greek Film Center


Duration: 95′
Format: 35mm, 1.85:1, color
Sound: Dolby Digital
Country & Year of Production: Greece, 2010
Dialogue: Greek


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