LUX Finalist Athina Tsangari joins international jury at Berlinale

Athina Tsangari

Greek director-producer Athina Tsangari will be sitting as a member of the International Jury at the Berlin Film Festival.

The jury of the 63rd edition of the Berlinale (February 7th to 17th, 2013), presided by Wong Kar Way, will have the 2011’s LUX Prize finalist Athina Tsangari among the members. Beside Tsangari, the jury is composed by Susanne Bier, Ellen Kuras, Shirin Neshat, Andreas Dresen and Tim Robbins.

Tsangari has been finalist of the LUX Prize 2011 with Attenberg. She has been described by as “an upcoming filmmaker who represents the new face of the Greek cinema”.

Tsangari’s work, who is particularly bold and innovative, is starting to gain international recognition. Attenberg, was a double prize-winner at the 2010 Venice International Film Festival. Quentin Tarantino, former head of the Jury, said that her movie “grew on us the most, and showed another Greece”. Attenberg has also been honoured in many other international festivals such as the New Horizons Film Festival and the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema.

After Attenberg, Tsangari produced Alps by Yorgos Lanthimos, presented at the Venice Film Festival in 2011, the short film The Capsule and Pearblossom Hwy by American director Mike Ott.

Check out the Tsangari interview on Cineuropa during the Venice Film Festival 2011.

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Berlinale 2013