- 213 min.
- Year of Production:
- United Kingdom
- Ariane Labed
- Production Company:
- House Productions
- Berlinale Section:
- Berlinale Series
- Berlinale Category:
Screening at the Festival:
|25. 02. 20||Zoo Palast 1||17:00|
|26. 02. 20||CinemaxX 5||11:30|
In crowded, expensive London, a cash-strapped couple open their small flat to a third person. Gemma is a chef who runs a café; her boyfriend Kieran is a paramedic – and Ray, who moves in with the young couple, is at a loss. Until recently, she was a world-class synchronised swimmer, but now she’s looking for a new direction, job and place in life. She discovers two people who love each other very much, but who don’t really know where they are going – in terms of the café, sex, or their lives. What commences is a modern-day love story that will change all of their lives forever.
Written and created by Duncan Macmillan and Effie Woods, Trigonometry is the first series project by Athina Rachel Tsangari (Attenberg, Chevalier). The Greek director, actress and 2013 Berlinale jury member has directed five of the eight episodes, all of which will be screened at the festival. While the rest of the world talks about identity politics, Trigonometry turns this into an intense, compelling, funny and intelligent drama about relationships and family. Can the three characters find a new way to love? And will the world let them?
BIOGRAFIE Athina Rachel Tsangari (Lead Director, Ep. 1-5)
Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Attenberg (2010) premiered in competition at the
Venice Film Festival where it won the Coppa Volpi Award for Best Actress for
Ariane Labed, and further garnered several best film awards worldwide. Her latest feature Chevalier (2016) won Best Film at the BFI-London Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Independent Spirit Awards. Both Attenberg and Chevalier were Greece’s submissions to the Academy Awards. For the last ten years she has operated Haos Film, a filmmaker-run company based in Athens, Greece. Among Haos’ producing credits are Yorgos Lanthimos’ Kinetta (2005), Dogtooth (2009) and Alps (2011). Co-producer on Richard Linklater's Before Midnight, where she also appeared as an actress. Filmmaker-in-residence at Film Society of Lincoln Center, Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard where she also taught as a visiting professor. DAAD artist-in-residence in Berlin, working on her stage directorial debut, Wedekind’s Lulu, commissioned by the Salzburg Festival. Recipient of the
2017 Kunstpreis Berlin in Cinema, awarded by Germany’s Academie Der Künste. Together with producer Christos V Konstantakopoulos, co-founder and artistic director of the Oxbelly Screenwriting and Directing Lab in Greece. Lead director of the BBC2 TV series “Trigonometry”, making its world premiere at the 2020 Berlinale Series programme, written by Duncan Macmillan and Effie Woods, and executive produced by Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell of House Productions in the UK. In development of her fourth feature, action comedy White Knuckles, which she began writing as the Filmmaker in Residence at the Lincoln Center Film Society. She has
served as a jury member at Cannes Cinéfondation, Berlinale and Locarno, Toronto and as jury president in Venice (Orizzonti), Götteborg and BFI London.
FILMOGRAFIE Athina Rachel Tsangari (Lead Director, Ep. 1-5) (selection)
2020 Trigonometry 2020 Trigonometry (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes) 2019 30/30 Vision: 3 Decades of Strand Releasing 2013 The Benaki Museum (Short) 2010 Attenberg 2000 The Slow Business of Going
FILMOGRAFIE Stella Corradi (Director, Ep. 6-8) (selection)
2020 Trigonometry 2020 Trigonometry (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes) 2018 Through the Gates (TV Short) 2016 Little Soldier (Short)