1969. Italy/France/West Germany. Pier Paolo Pasolini. 110 min.
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1969. Italy/France/West Germany. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. With Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff. Maria Callas brings to life a hieratic Medea, sick with love and a victim of her own spell. Set in Syria and the Turkish region of Cappadocia, Medea is a stunning collision of the vision of a master production designer, the power and beauty of wild nature, and “La Callas.” Uniquely suited to the role of an imperious woman in an era when honor and instinct held sway, Callas’s classic profile is as timeless as the ancient buildings of Aleppo. The outstanding outdoor settings were bent to the will of a director who did not like to shoot indoors; only Pisa’s baptistery and the interiors of Medea’s house were reconstructed in Cinecittà studios. In Italian; English subtitles. 110 min.