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Festival in Media
Section: International Competition
Country: USA / Italy
Year: 2013


112 min, color

Director: Andrea Pallaoro Screenplay: Andrea Pallaoro, Orlando Tirado Cinematography: Chayse Irvin Production Design: Matt Hyland Costumes: Aubrey Binzer Editing: Isaac Hagy, Arndt Peemoeller Sound: Harry Cheney Producer: Jonathan Venguer, Gina Resnick, Kyle Heller, Eleonora Granata Jenkinson Co-Producer: Alexis Magagni-Seely Cast: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Brían F. O'Byrne, Mary Mouser, Ian Nelson, Maxim Knight, Jake Vaughn, Kevin Alejandro, Patrick Birkett, Angel Amaral, Tara Buck

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.

Varient Pictures
Menta Investments

Andrea Pallaoro

Born in 1982 in Trento, Italy. Pallaoro holds an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts and a BA from Hampshire College. His short film, WUNDERKAMMER (2008), won six international awards and has been selected in the official competition of over fifty film festivals around the world. MEDEAS is his feature film directorial debut.


2013 Medeas
2008 Wunderkammer (short)