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.
The winner of the New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for MEDEAS , filmmaker Andrea Pallaoro also won the award for Best Director at the Marrakech International Film Festival and the Parajanov Prize for Best Visuals and Aesthetics at the Tbilisi International Film Festival. Additionally, Pallaoro won the UK-Italy Creative Industries Award for Best Innovative Budget at the Venice Film Festival. Mr. Pallaoro will participate in a Q&A after the 7:30 PM screening at the Music Hall this Friday, March 20.