Flix enters “The Capsule” courtesy of Athina Rachel Tsangari

The omnipresent Flix camera caught Athina Rachel Tsangari in a confessional mood at the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, where “The Capsule” received its Greek premiere back in November, and recorded her every thought on artistic challenge, fashion, the short film format, animation and genre cinema. With Sundance in full swing and Tsangari back on the snowy slopes of the festival that first welcomed “Attenberg” in 2011, this interview couldn’t be more pertinent…

Has “Attenberg” opened the doors for Athina Rachel Tsangari’s idiosyncratic filmmaking? What were the challenges of creating a film “capsule” as part of an art project? What role does fashion play in perpetuating female stereotypes? Who is the Polish painter Aleksandra Waliszewska and how did her paintings function as a visual screenplay for Tsangari’s avant-garde short?

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