Medeas – by Andrea Pallaoro, Friday, 22.01., 17:30 (Hall 1)

USA 2013, 97′, English with German subtitles

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Plot:

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 and 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.

Andrea Pallaoro

is an award-winning film and theatre director whose recent work investigates the human perception of alienation and its relationship to intimacy. His previous film Wunderkammer won six international awards and was selected in the official competition of over fifty film festivals around the world, including Sundance 2009. Andrea holds an MFA
in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts. He was born in Trento, Italy and currently resides in Los Angeles. Andrea was recently awarded a 2013 Yaddo Residency.