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Medea

Pasolini directs opera singer Maria Callas in an adaptation of Euripides’ Greek tragedy.

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Medea centres on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in the Greek world threatened, and the revenge she takes against her husband Jason who has betrayed her for another woman. A mythical tale of love, betrayal and revenge, MEDEA is a fascinating collision of Freudian and Marxist themes from Italy’s most controversial director. Pasolini’s disturbing vision of personal and national conflicts stars Maria Callas in the title role, offering an extraordinary performance as the high priestess Medea. A vivid and aesthetically challenging vision, Medea is a complex blend of classical mythology and contemporary social criticism.

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy, 1969, 110 min. Italian spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff, Giuseppe Gentile, Margareth Clémenti.
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