The Slow Business of Going

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    The Slow Business of Going

    Directed by

    USA, Greece


    95 min

    • English

    Adventure, Comedy

    Petra Going is a migrant cyborg, an agent of the Global Nomad Project: an international “Experience Data Agency” which sends hundreds of “receivers” like her to wander the globe and record a succession of random encounters. Periodically, they return to agency headquarters where they deposit their accumulated memories into an archive. This archive is available to users who then vicariously and virtually inhabit the ready-made landscapes of touristic consciousness. The motto of the GNP: “Nostalgia For Rent.”



    Lizzie Curry Martinez
    Maria Tsantsanoglou
    Gary Price
    Kenny Strickland
    Daniel Aukin
    Sandra Carter
    Lauryn Pithey-Petrie
    Jim Davis
    Matthew Johnson
    Tasca Shadix
    Athina Rachel Tsangari
    Deborah Eve Lewis
    Matt Johnson
    Leah Bowers
    Mark Orton


    Startling, liberating..


    A stunning directorial rattles the brain long afterward. ...wholly original, wholly beautiful..

    The Austin Chronicle

    a permanent erection for the eye

    Domitila Bedel, Senses of Cinema

    Athina Rachel Tsangari

    Athina Rachel Tsangari


    It helps me working with genre as a template and then stripping it down. I don’t separate form from content. To me they’re inseparable: Siamese twins not separated at birth

    Athina Rachel Tsangari has a B.A. in Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an MFA in Film Directing from the University of Texas at Austin.
    Her first short film, FIT (1995), was a finalist for the Student Academy Awards. Her second feature, ATTENBERG, premiered in main competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Coppa Volpi Award for Best Actress for its lead, Ariane Labed. The film was recently selected as "Greek Film Academy's nominee" for the Foreign language Oscar. It was also one of the finalists for the European Parliament's 2011 LUX Prize for Best European Film.
    In 2012, Tsangari’s medium-length film THE CAPSULE, commissioned by the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art premiered in Locarno. In 2013, she was a co-producer on Richard Linklater’s BEFORE MIDNIGHT, in which she also appeared as an actor. For the 70th anniversary of the Venice Film Festival she contributed the science fiction short 24 FRAMES PER CENTURY (2013). In 2015, her feature CHEVALIER was part of the Official Competition at Locarno Film festival.

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