Athina Rachel Tsangari

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Athina Rachel Tsangari
Born (1966-04-02) 2 April 1966 (age 48)
Athens, Greece
Occupation Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Projection designer
Years active 1993–present

Athina Rachel Tsangari (Greek: Αθηνά Τσαγγάρη; born 2 April 1966) is a Greek filmmaker and projection designer.

Life and career[edit]

Tsangari was born in Athens, Greece. studied literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, performance studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and film directing at the University of Texas at Austin. Her first experience working in film was with a small role in Richard Linklater's 1991 film Slacker.[1]

Her first feature, The Slow Business of Going (2000) premièred at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival in 2000[2] and won best film at the New York Underground Film Festival in 2002.[3] The film was described by Domitila Bedel in Senses of Cinema as "a permanent erection for the eye".[4]

She was the founding[5] and artistic director[6] of the Cinematexas International Short Film Festival, which ran from 1995 to 2006.

She was also a member of the creative team headed by Dimitris Papaioannou which designed the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, serving as the projection designer and video director.[7]

She has continued to work as a projection designer. In 2007 she designed the stage projects for the dance theatre work "2" by Dimitris Papaioannou.[8] In 2008, she designed the video displays and projections for "A Greek Ceremony" - Beijing Capital Museum Exhibit on the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics in 2008. In 2009, she created "Reflections", a series of large-scale projections commissioned for the opening of the new Acropolis Museum in Athens.[9]

She founded Haos Film, a production and post-production studio based in Athens, in 2005.[10] Her producing credits include three films directed by Yorgos Lanthimos: Kinetta (2005), Dogtooth (2009), as an associate producer, and Alps (2011).

Her second feature as a director, Attenberg, premièred in the main competition at the 67th Venice International Film Festival in 2010, where it won the Coppa Volpi Award for Best Actress for its protagonist, Ariane Labed.[11][12] The film was Greece's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.[13]

Tsangari's upcoming feature Duncharon was awarded the ARTE France Cinéma Award for best project at the International Film Festival Rotterdam CineMart 2012.[14]

She served as a creative advisor at the Sundance Feature Film Program Directing Lab, and at the Sundance Istanbul and Jordan screenwriter labs.

Her film The Capsule (2012), commissioned by the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, premiered at the 2012 Locarno, 2012 Toronto and 2013 Sundance film festivals to critical acclaim.

In 2013, she was a member of the jury at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.[15]

She is a co-producer on Richard Linklater's Before Midnight (the third installment of the "Before Sunrise" series, shot in Messinia, Greece) where she also appeared in the role of Ariadni.

in 2013, she created a fundraising film for the Benaki Museum, the pioneering museum of Greek heritage, narrated by Willem Dafoe. In March 2014 she finished shooting her new feature film Chevalier.

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Director

Screenwriter

Producer

Actor

Shorts[edit]

  • On Infection (1993), writer, director
  • Fit (1994), writer, director, editor
  • Fit #2 (1995), writer, director
  • Plant #1 (1996), writer, director
  • Anticipation™ (1996), co-directed with Nida Sinnokrot and Kenny Strickland
  • Pleasureland (2001), executive producer
  • The Wind Squeezes Glass Leaves (2002), animation, director
  • Funky Beep (2007), music video for K.Bhta, director
  • Marina № 5 / 20:04–21:10 UTC+8 / 31° 10' N 121° 28' E (2008), director
  • The Capsule (2012), co-writer, director
  • 24 Frames per Century (2013) (segment of Venice 70 - Future Reloaded),co-writer, director
  • The Benaki Museum (2013), narrated by Willem Dafoe, Director, writer

Projection design[edit]

  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (2004), projection designer and video director
  • 2 (2007), stage projection designer
  • A Greek Ceremony - Beijing Capital Museum Exhibit (2008), projection designer and video director
  • Reflections - Opening Ceremony of the new Acropolis Museum (2009), concept, director, projection designer

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/darren-aronofsky-wont-fly-to-red-sparrow-attenberg-director-athina-rachel-tsangari-lines-up-chevalier-more-20140117== References ==

  1. ^ Rose, Steve (27 August 2011). "Attenberg, Dogtooth and the weird wave of Greek cinema". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Slow Business of Going". Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Slow Business of Going". LIFF. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Domitila, Bedel. "A Permanent Erection for the Eye: Athina Rachel Tsangari’s The Slow Business of Going". Senses of Cinema. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "CinemaTexas - Contact Us". Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Slow Biz of Show Biz - A Conversation Between Filmmakers Richard Linklater and Rachel Tsangari". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Olympic Highlights". In Camera: 36–37. January 2005. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "2". Elliniki Theamaton. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "The new Acropolis Museum". Yatzer. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "About Haos Film". Haos Film. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Clarke, Cath (18 August 2011). "First sight: Ariane Labed". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Alles auf Anfang". zeit.de. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "SUBMISSIONS TO THE 84TH ACADEMY AWARDS FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM". Mubi.com. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "ARTE France Cinéma and Eurimages Awards for Best CineMart Projects handed out". International Film Festival Rotterdam. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "The International Jury 2013". Berlinale. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 

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