Attenberg

Hmm.  All the listings give the impression that this is a ‘coming of age’ film.  To an extent, I suppose, it is, but I wouldn’t say this is the driving narrative.

In the stifling environment of a small Greek costal resort out of season, Marina is dealing with her father’s terminal illness.  The outlet for her imagination is the series of documentaries by Sir David Attenborough (the Attenberg of the title).

Strange though this might be, for me this was the real essence of the story – animal instinct wins out.  Whether it’s sex, food or death, either they want us or we want them.

It was an odd film, with some odd characters, and left me a little bereft.  Much like the girl in the story, I should imagine.

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