Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring : Maria Callas, Laurent Terzieff, Massimo Girotti, Giuseppe Gentile


1969 | 110’ | Colour | OV Italian | Drama | DCP
Film restored in 2010
Subtitles : English, French, Dutch
Rights : International (except Japan, UK & Italian and German speaking territories)


Pasolini electrifies the myth of Medea with a mixture of ritual theatre and social anthropology. Maria Callas is riveting in the title role as the deranged sorceress.
Under Pasolini’s direction, the plight of colonised cultures is symbolised by Medea as she surrenders to the foreign intruder, betrays the secrets of her people and, in doing so, is driven to madness and murder.


Based on the play of the same name by Euripides


Production Design by Dante Ferretti