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Attenberg review

An isolated Greek girl finds solace in the famous Brit naturalist

Sex and death come under the microscope in this offbeat Greek tale, centred on Marina (impressive newcomer Ariane Labed), a withdrawn young woman killing time in an industrial seaside town.

Her dying dad (Vangelis Mourikis) encourages her to embrace life; repelled by the idea of sexual intimacy, she takes refuge in David Attenborough nature docs and electropunk pioneers Suicide.

Director Athina Rachel Tsangari conjures some playful touches – animal imitations; Marina and friend Bella’s synchronised walks – but this clinically shot oddity ultimately mystifies.

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