The Capsule

The Capsule
Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari

Graikija, Drama, 2012, 35 min, greek with english and lithuanian subtitles, V
Seven young women. A mansion perched on a Cycladic rock. A series of lessons on discipline, desire, discovery, and disappearance. A melancholy, inescapable cycle on the brink of womanhood – infinitely. Athina Rachel Tsangari’s “The Capsuleˮ is a “Greek Gothic” mystery inspired by the work of the young Polish artist Aleksandra Waliszewska and featuring works by young, avant-garde designers who boldly challenge the boundaries of fashion as wearable sculpture. The film explores the ongoing, essential dialogue between cinema, fashion, and the fine arts.
About the director:
Athina Rachel Tsangari was born in Athens. She holds a B.A. in Literature, an M. A. in Performance Studies and an MFA in Film Directing. Her introduction to cinema was a small role in Richard Linklater’s seminal film “Slacker” (1991). Her debut feature “The Slow Business of Going” (2002), shot in nine cities across the world, was voted one of the best debut films in the 2002 “Village Voice” Critics’ Poll. She was the projections‘ designer and video director for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies. In 2005 she founded “Haos Film”, a production office that develops and produces work by and with fellow filmmakers. She also was a producer of Yorgos Lanthimos‘ films: Oscar-nominated “Dogtooth” (Kynodontas, 2009) and “Alps” (Alpeis, 2011). In 2010 Tsangari directed her second feature film “Attenberg”, which won numerous international awards.
Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Aleksandra Waliszewska

Dir. of Photography: Thimios Bakatakis

Cast: Ariane Labed, Clémence Poésy, Isolda Dychauk, Evangelia Randou, Aurora Marion, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Sofia Dona