MEDEA by Alexandra Latishev Salazar
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 (comp.), San Sebastian IFF (comp.), Rio IFF, Warsaw IFF (comp.), 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) a.o.
Costa Rican nomination for best international feature film at the 2018 Academy Awards and Goya Awards 2018.
Liliana Biamonte / Javier Montenegro / Eric Calderón / MarianellaProtti / Arnoldo Ramos
Director: Alexandra Latishev / Writer: Alexandra Latishev / Cinematorgrapher: Alvaro Torres, Oscar Medina / Editor: Soledad Salfate / Sound: Christian Crosgrove, Ayerin Villanueva / Music: Susan Campos Fonseca / Art Director: Carolina Lett / Producer: Paz Fábrega, Alexandra Latishev and Cynthia García Calvo / ProductionCompany: La Linterna Films, Temporal Film, Grita Medios, CyanProds.
Original Title: MEDEA / shot in video RAW / available for screenings in DCP / colour / 2K / 73 min / ACC / original language: Spanish with English subtitles / Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile 2017