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About the Movie
MEDEAS is an intimate portrait of a rural family’s inner lives and their relationship to a harsh and shifting landscape. Ennis, a stern, Hard-working dairy farmer struggles to maintain control of his family and surrounding environment, while his wife, Christina, retreats into herself, progressively disconnecting from him an their five children. As tensions increase, each character must confront their yearnings and anxieties, culminating in a dangerous conflict between control and freedom, intimacy, and alienation. A journey into the unpredictable boundaries of human behavior, MEDEAS explores the desperate lengths people are driven to by love and self-preservation.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 9
- Fresh: 7
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 6.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A slow, mesmeric slide into heartbreak and horror, "Medeas," the ravishing first feature from the Italian director Andrea Pallaoro, effortlessly conveys a family's disintegration with few words and even fewer miscalculations.
Fresh: Though it's tempting to dismiss the film's strong visuals (...) there are a million other ways to be bored or underwhelmed at the cinema. This one at least creates a little space to dream.
Rotten: At the end, I felt suspended between "so beautiful" and "so what." (Sorry for lifting your phrase, Paul Simon.)
Fresh: With limited dialogue and long takes, Medeas quietly builds to inevitable tragedy, exploring the darkest corners of desire, jealously, and unforgivable transgressions.
A classic is created-
Beautifully directed and acted film - even better to watch again on my own- such an intimate and moving experience.