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I got a chance to see this short and meet the director in person at a film festival in DC. I have to say that I really did enjoy this modern retelling short from Greek mythology of Medea. It was a lot of fun to see the climactic scene and how the film's director portrayed it. I found the acting to be quite good and the location to be exquisite. The director was very humble with his audience and was very vocal about how much the story meant to him to film and why he chose to shoot it as a short. One thing I do however wish is that the film was longer than fifteen minutes. I like the flow for it being a short but with all of the material from the play there could have been a lot of different possibilities with this retelling. I think this version stands out from other versions due to the intellectual style of the film. I enjoyed it a lot and look forward to seeing other films from this director.
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I have to say that this one of the best films that were screened at The
Greek Cultural Independent Film Festival. The film revolves around
Jason, an adulterer who denies to having an affair, when confronted
with a shirt that has lipstick on it, by his companion Medea. Finding a
marriage license in Jason's coat, Medea plots out her revenge. She
first sends an enchanted scarf to his mistress, which ends up
strangling her when she puts it around her neck. She then arranges a
formal dinner for the two of them, that leads to a climactic ending
that will leave you stunned. For anyone that has read or seen the play
performed in high school, this version is a present day retelling that
will not let you down.
This film was brilliantly thought out and well acted. The shots were beautiful and filled with great artistry. And the music was eerie and encompassed the style of the film. Highly recommend and hope that this film will be released on DVD.
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