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Medea

Original Name: Medea
English Name:Medea
Year : 1969
Run Time : 118 min
Language :Italian
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Black & White
Country :Italy
Director :Pier Paolo Pasolini
Producer :Franco Rossellini, Marina Cicogna
Cast : Maria Callas, Laurent Terzieff, Massimo Girotti, Giuseppe Gentile
Screenplay :Pier Paolo Pasolini
Cinematographer :Ennio Guarnieri
Editor :Nino Baragli
Sound Designer : Carlo Tarchi
Music Composer : Pier Paolo Pasolini, Elsa Morante
Costume Designer : Piero Tosi
Production Designer :Dante Ferretti
Production Company :San Marco, Les Films Number One, Janus Films und Fernsehen

Festivals:

  • Mar del Plata IFF 1970
  • Valladolid IFF 1970

Director’s Selected Filmography :

  • 1975 Salò or 120 Years of Sodom
  • 1969 Medea
  • 1967 Oedipus Rex
  • 1966 Hawks and Sparrows
  • 1964 The Gospel According to St. Matthew
  • 1962 Mamma Roma
  • 1961 Accattone

Director’s Biography :

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini was a filmmaker, poet, journalist, novelist, playwright, painter, actor, and all-around intellectual public figure. He was a student of the written word, and among his earliest movie jobs was writing additional dialogue for Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria (1957). Soon he was directing his first film, Accattone (1961). The outspoken and always political Pasolini’s films became increasingly scandalous—even, to some minds, blasphemous—from the gritty reimagining of the Christ story The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) to the bawdy medieval tales in his Trilogy of Life (1971–1974). Tragically, Pasolini was found brutally murdered before the release of his final work, the grotesque, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975), still one of the world’s most controversial films.

Synopsis :

Based on the plot of Euripides’ Medea. Medea centres on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in the Greek world threatened, and the revenge she takes against Jason who has betrayed her for another woman. Can they escape her wrath? It is an allegorical emblem, both for the defeat of the irrational by the rational and for the colonization of the ancient world by an expansionist West. It represents a study, a vision of Medea, but from anthropological accounts of the history of religion.