Framing the "Weird Body" in Contemporary Greek Cinema: Dogtooth (2009), Attenberg (2010), Alps(2011)

By Ina Karkani.

Published by The International Journal of the Image

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This article offers an aesthetic analysis of the Greek films “Dogtooth” (Lanthimos 2009), “Attenberg” (Tsangaris 2010) and “Alps” (Lanthimos 2011) in the conceptualization of the “weird body,” a new cinematic image of the human body in contemporary Greek cinema. It aims at introducing the “weird body “ as a cinematic trope with which to address lived experienced in the shadow of the current Greek financial and social crisis.

Keywords: Dogtooth, Attenberg, Alps, “Weird Body,” Greek Financial Crisis

The International Journal of the Image, Volume 7, Issue 3, September, 2016, pp.1-11. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: April 5, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 753.554KB)).

Ina Karkani

Scholar, Literature and Film, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden