LUX finalist Attenberg to enter Oscar race for Greece

LUX finalist Attenberg to enter Oscar race for Greece

After being picked as the Hellenic Fim Academy’s suggestion for the upcoming Oscars last May, Athina Rachel Tsangari’s LUX Prize 2011 finalist Attenberg was officially selected by the Greek Ministry of Culture as the country’s submission for the Foreign Language category of the coveted awards.
 
The decision was made by a seven-member committee,assembled specifically to evaluate eligible films and select the title to be proposed to Culture Minister Pavlos Geroulanos for finalapproval. Current Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) Director Dimitri Eipides and Hellenic Film Academy President Tassos Boulmetis were members of the committee, headed by previous TIFF director Michel Dimopoulos

Tsangari’s sophomore film after 2001’s The Slow Business of Going premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2010. It won the Copa Volpi for best actress (Ariane Labed) and the Lina Mangiacapre trophy. This year, the selection panel of the LUX Prize of the European Parliament placed Attenberg among the prize’s three finalists, along with Ruben Östlunds’ Play and Robert Guédiguian's The Snows Of Kilimanjaro.

The winner will be announced at the Strasbourg headquarters of the European Parliament on November 16.