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Medea (Pasolini) (1970)

Cast: Maria Callas, Maria Callas, Guiseppe Gentili, more...
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Pier Paolo Pasolini
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: E1 Entertainment Distribution
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Italy, Quest, Revenge
Running Time: 110 min.
Languages: Italian
Subtitles: English
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Put in the coldest possible terms, Medea is the story of a woman who gets sore at her husband and kills her children to get even. Greek opera diva Maria Callas is certainly in her element as Medea in this 1970 film version of the venerable theatrical piece, with Giuseppe Gentili as her husband Jason and Massimo Girotti as her father, King Creon. When Jason announces that he's prepared to bigamously marry princess Glauce (Margareth Clementi), she exacts her bloody revenge. Despite the excess verbiage and his notoriously loquacious leading lady, director Pier Paolo Pasolini conveys most of Medea's plotline visually. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

I don't get it by thomasadam September 8, 2004 - 1:32 PM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
There was a lot of nice music in this movie. Very strange stuff. This one was pretty boring. I couldn't really tell what was going on, the narrative is very convoluted. I think before trying to tackle this one, one should be well versed in the greek myth. However, I was not, and the film should be able to stand alone, and it really doesn't. There are some brief points where Pasolini editorializes about nature and what is "natural." I assume that this must have been central to the theme, but I really could't understand what any of it meant.
I just felt like there wasn't much here.

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