Medea

Italy, 1970

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Pier Pasolini

co-producer

Marina Cicogna

Franco Rossellini

production company

Janus

Number One

San Marco

Language

Italian

Duration

01:46:00:00

Colour

Colour

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