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Acclaimed auteur Athina Rachel Tsangari (Attenberg) creates a twisted, high-fashion fairy tale in an eighteenth-century mansion on the breathtaking Greek isle of Hydra.
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2012
One of the bright lights of contemporary cinema, Athina Rachel Tsangari won worldwide acclaim for her second feature Attenberg and produced Yorgos Lanthimos' Academy Award®–nominated Dogtooth and his follow-up Alps. In Tsangari's new short film, a twisted, high-fashion fairy tale shot in an eighteenth-century mansion on the breathtaking Greek isle of Hydra, a bevy of gorgeous young women are "born" at the behest of an imperious presiding beauty (Attenberg's Ariane Lebed) and put through a variety of arcane trials (including a group sing/stomp-along to "A Horse With No Name"). Bizarre, erotic, and stunningly beautiful, The Capsule "packs more ideas, sensations and associations into its under-40 minutes than 99.9% of the features you'll see this or any year" (Robert Koehler, Cinema Scope).