The Capsule

by Athina Rachel Tsangari

The Capsule


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 works as a filmmaker and projection designer in her native Greece and the US. Her graduation thesis at the University of Texas at Austin, »The Slow Business Of Going«, a low-fi sci-fi road movie, travelled the world to critical acclaim, and was acquired by MoMA for its permanent film collection. She designed the video projections for the 2004 Olympics Opening Ceremony, and the celebrated large-scale, live projections for the opening of the Bernard Tschumi-designed Acropolis Museum (2009). She co-founded, and was artistic director of the historic for contemporary avant-garde cinema Cinematexas International Short Film Festival in Austin, Texas (1996-2007).

She is the co-founder and principle producer of Haos Film, a filmmaker-run production studio based in Athens, Greece.

Among her credits as producer are three films directed by Yorgos Lanthimos: »Kinetta« (2005), »Dogtooth« (2009), and his latest film »Alps« (2011).

Her second feature »Attenberg« premièred in competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Coppa Volpi Award for its lead, Ariane Labed, and went on to win 13 more awards at festivals worldwide. It was Greece's Best Foreign Language Film submission to the 2011 Academy Awards.

Her upcoming feature »Duncharon« was awarded the ARTE France Cinéma Award for best project at the International Film Festival Rotterdam CineMart 2012.

Filmography as director:

2010 - »Attenberg«
2002 - »The Slow Business Of Going«



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


Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari
Writers: Athina Rachel Tsangari & Aleksandra Waliszewska
Cinematographer: Thimios Bakatakis
Art Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari
Editor: Matt Johnson
Animation & Visual Effects: Zina Papadopoulou & Petros Papadopoulos
Sound Designer: Leandros Ntounis
Commissioned by: Dakis Joannou & The DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art for the DesteFashionCollection 2012

Technical Data

Format: 35mm / 1:1,78 / Color / Dolby 5.1
Length: 35 min
Original language: French


The Capsule
The Capsule

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