Medeas (2014)

MEDEAS is an intimate portrait of a rural family's inner lives and their relationship to a harsh and shifting landscape. Ennis, astern, hard-working dairy farmer struggles to maintain control of his family and surrounding environment,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 16, 2014
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Glenn Kenny

At the end, I felt suspended between "so beautiful" and "so what." (Sorry for lifting your phrase, Paul Simon.)

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Arturo Magaņa
Cine Premiere

The tense atmosphere will take the viewer on a roller coaster of emotions that ends in a haunting finale. [full review in Spanish]

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Andy Crump
Movie Mezzanine

Medeas mulls over big ideas through an intimate prism, and marks Pallaoro as a filmmaker to watch...

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Kiva Reardon
AV Club

With limited dialogue and long takes, Medeas quietly builds to inevitable tragedy, exploring the darkest corners of desire, jealously, and unforgivable transgressions.

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Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine

Though it's tempting to dismiss the film's strong visuals (...) there are a million other ways to be bored or underwhelmed at the cinema. This one at least creates a little space to dream.

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Nick Prigge
Slant Magazine

Writer-director Andrea Pallaoro's feature-film debut, Medeas, isn't especially beholden to plot or dialogue, impressionistically shaping its story through pervasive silence.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A slow, mesmeric slide into heartbreak and horror, "Medeas," the ravishing first feature from the Italian director Andrea Pallaoro, effortlessly conveys a family's disintegration with few words and even fewer miscalculations.

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Tina Hassannia
The Dissolve

With a foregone conclusion in place, small gestures start to seem ridiculous, even bordering on melodramatic in their microscopic form.

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Billy Manes
Orlando Weekly

Moves with the fluidity of impressionistic portraiture, weaving from reflections in mirrors and ripples of water a sometimes horrifying (though always engaging) patchwork of subtle innuendo.

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