Medea

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

A mythical tale of love, betrayal and revenge, Medea is a fascinating collision of Freudian and Marxist themes from Italy’s most controversial director, Pier Paolo Pasolini. Adapted from the Euripides drama, Pasolini’s disturbing vision of personal and national conflicts stars operatic legend Maria Callas in the title role, offering an extraordinary performance as the high priestess Medea whose love is threatened by corrupt political ambition. A vivid and aesthetically challenging vision, Medea is a complex blend of classical mythology and contemporary social criticism.

Special features

  • Presented in both high definition and standard definition.
  • Alternate English language version.
  • Original Italian trailer.
  • English teaser spot.
  • International release elements (DVD only).
  • Illustrated booklet featuring essays, reviews and biography.
     

Product information

    • Certificate

      12

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      106mins

    • Languages

      Italian / Alternate English language version

    • Subtitles

      English

    • Original aspect ratio

      16:9

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIB1088

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