Medea

Italy, 1970

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A mythical tale of love, betrayal and revenge, “Medea” is a fascinating collision of Freudian and Marxist themes from Italy’s most controversial director. Adapted from the Euripidean drama, Pasolini’s disturbing vision of personal and national conflict stars operatic legend Maria Callas in the title role, offering an extraordinary performance as the high priestess, Medea, whose love is threatened by corrupt political ambition. A vivid and aesthetically challenging vision, “Medea” is a complex blend of classical mythology and contemporary social criticism.

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Credits

production company

San Marco

Number One

Janus

co-producer

Franco Rossellini

Marina Cicogna

director

Pier Pasolini

Duration

01:46:00:00

Production places
Italy
Production dates
1970

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324855

Language

Italian

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q931557

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