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

ACMI Identifier

36641

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Italy

Foreign language films

History → Mythology, Greek

Literature → Greek literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Mythology, Greek

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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