Greek writer-director Athina Rachel Tsangari discussed her breakthrough film Attenberg during an event at the Film Society of Lincoln Center that also included her rarely-screened debut feature The Slow Business of Going. Tsangari is the 2015 Filmmaker in Residence, a program sponsored and co-created by Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Writer-director Athina Rachel Tsangari’s entrance into cinema came through a happy accident, with a small role in Richard Linklater’s landmark 1991 film Slacker. Today, Tsangari—the New York Film Festival’s 2015 Filmmaker in Residence—stands as a dynamic and fearless filmmaker at the crest of a new Greek wave in cinema. We are thrilled to welcome Tsangari for a conversation about her career, during which she will introduce and discuss her widely lauded, one-of-a-kind sophomore feature Attenberg (2010), followed by a screening of her rarely seen The Slow Business of Going, a lo-fi sci-fi road movie listed in the 2002 Village Voice Critics’ Poll as one of the year’s “best first films.”