Archive of films The Capsule / The Capsule
2012, 35 min
Seven young women and countless suggestive scenes reflecting issues of education, phobia and fashion. A captivating gothic mystery that begins with the genesis of a naked woman from a stack of chairs – who knows how it might end....
Anticipation. Fear. Rage. Boredom. Pleasure. Power. Desire. Thievery. Jealousy. Seven girls staying at a palatial mansion are given lessons which could prove to be just as incredible as life itself. While the overall tone of the surrealism-tinged film is disturbing to say the least, its animated elements lend it a marked sensitivity, even tenderness. Here, the director was inspired by the work of young Polish artist Aleksandra Waliszewska, and she subsequently developed her cinematic ideas for a fashion collection. Tsangari never reveals too much, preferring to spark the viewer’s imagination but still leaving us with a sense of uneasiness.
About the director
Athina Rachel Tsangari (b. 1966, Athens) is a Greek director, screenwrtier and producer. Her second film Attenberg (2010) was screened in competition at the Venice festival and represented Greece at the Oscars. As a producer she is particularly known for her work on the films of Yorgos Lanthimos, including the ground-breaking Dogtooth (2009). Both films were presented in the focus on Young Greek Cinema at Karlovy Vary.
About the film
|Director:||Athina Rachel Tsangari|
|Screenplay:||Athina Rachel Tsangari, Aleksandra Waliszewska|
|Dir. of Photography:||Thimios Bakatakis|
|Producer:||Maria Hatzakou, Kyriakos Karseras, Athina Rachel Tsangari|
|Production:||Haos Films, Deste Foundation|
|Cast:||Ariane Labed, Isolda Dychauk, Clémence Poésy|
|Contact:||The Match Factory|