Archive of films The Capsule / The Capsule

2012, 35 min

Section: Imagina
Year: 2013

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.


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Imagina
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


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