on Euripides play
82', B/W, color, 1:2.35, Greece, 2022
Based on Euripides masterpiece, the outstanding Greek auteur
Dimitri Athanitis re-invents the original work with the Greek-Polish actress Alexandra Kazazou as Medea.
A visual and sound ecstasy, rarely felt in current cinema
A timeless dialogue between the Artist (Athanitis) and the Poet (Evripides)
KinoCulture Montreal, Elie Castiel
Medea and Jason with their two children are living as refuges at Corinthos.
Jason abandons Medea to marry king Kreon's daughter. After that, Medea is ordered
to leave the city at once with her children, on penalty of death.
"I am Medea.
My film re-invents the original play using primary, archetypal elements,
as Medea herself is an archetype character.
The filmic time is not clearly defined but it is certainly very far from today,
in the distant past. The space is also extreme and abstract.
Medea is a mother, a stranger, a completely fallen and abandoned woman
with no place to live. Medea is absolutely a character of nowadays. "
written, produced and directed by Dimitri Athanitis
production: DNA Films, Greek Film Center, Prosenghisi Ltd, Stefilm
producers Dimitri Athanitis, Panos Papadopoulos, Agelos Argyroulis
dop Yannis Fotou, art director, set and costume designer Stella Kaltsou,
music design Dimitri Athanitis, editor Stamatis Magoulas
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