By Alexandra Latishev
María José ´s life moves back and forth between the monotony of classes at the university, her eternally distant parents, rugby training and dares with her gay friend. Emotionally disconnected from her environment, when she meets Javier, she tries to start a relationship with him. But all her efforts to live a “normal” life cannot succeed. She is carrying a secret that everybody avoids to notice: she is a few months into her pregnancy.
BAFICI (competition), San Sebastian IFF (competition Horizontes Latinos), Rio IFF, Warsaw IFF (competition), Lima IFF, Rio IFF, Bordeaux IIFF, Muestra de Cine Iberoamericano, Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema, Amiens IFF, Filmar, Costa Rica FF (Best Costa Rican and Best Central American film), Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano Habana (special mention by the jury), Premios Fenix, winner Premio Nacional de Artes Audiovisuales Amando Céspedes Marín, Premios PLATINO del Cine Iberoamericano, Creteil Women FF (main award), Intl. Women FF Cologne/Dortmund (special mention by the jury), Visionär FF (main award), Bogota IFF (Youth Award BANG 2018) a.o.
Costa Rica´s 2019 Academy Award Nomination for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Film, as also their entry for the Goyas: Best Iberoamerican Film.
“A film about the body, about the decisions and freedoms that a woman can take with it (and also the problems and conflicts that entails), MEDEA is a powerful story and a disturbing film with a character as complex and contradictory as difficult to forget.” – MICROPSIA By Diego Lerer
Liliana Biamonte / Javier Montenegro / Eric Calderón / MarianellaProtti / Arnoldo Ramos
Director: Alexandra Latishev / Writer: Alexandra Latishev / Cinematorgrapher: Alvaro Torres y Oscar Medina / Editor: Soledad Salfate / Sound: Christian Crosgrove and Ayerin Villanueva / Music: Susan Campos Fonseca / Art Director: Carolina Lett / Producer: Paz Fábrega, Alexandra Latishev and Cynthia García Calvo / Production Company: La Linterna Films, Temporal Film, Grita Medios, CyanProds. / Country: Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina
Original Title: MEDEA / shot in video RAW/ available for screenings in DCP/color/2K/ 72min/ ACC/ original language: Spanish with english subtitles / La Linterna Films, Temporal Films , Grita Medios, CyanProds / Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina 2017