Athina Rachel TSANGARI

Script Writer, Director


Athina Rachel Tsangari © Despina Spyrou

Athina Rachel Tsangari studied Literature, Philosophy and Drama at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Art in Performance at NYU, and Film at the University of Texas, Austin. Her thesis feature, The Slow Business of Going (2001), resides in MoMA’s permanent film collection. She co-founded the Cinematexas International Short Film Festival (1997-2007). Her sophomore feature Attenberg premiered in competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival (Coppa Volpi Award for Ariane Labed) and went on to win several awards at festivals worldwide. She is the co-founder of Haos Film, based in Athens and including in its credits three films directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Her third feature, Chevalier (2015), premiered at the Locarno Film Festival. She is currently preparing her first stage directing of Wedekind’s Lulu, commissioned by the Salzburg Summer Festival.

Jury attendance

  • Member Cinéfondation & Short Films, 2017