Andrea Pallaoro

USA, Italy, Mexico 98 min Fiction


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.

* Spanish première





Andrea Pallaoro

He holds an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts and a BA from Hampshire College. His first feature film, Medeas, starring Catalina Sandino Moreno and Brian O’Byrne, premiered at the 70th Venice Film Festival and won several awards at prestigious international film festivals. Hannah, Pallaoro’s second feature film, starring Charlotte Rampling, world premiered in the Official Competition of the 74th Venice Film Festival where Rampling won the Coppa Volpi for best actress.

Filmography: Monica (2022, D'A 2023), Hannah (2017, D'A 2018), Medeas (2013, D'A 2014), Wunderkammer (short film, 2008)

Andrea Pallaoro

Film information

Director: Andrea Pallaoro
Script: Andrea Pallaoro, Orlando Tirado
Contact: For There We Were Production
With: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Brían F. O’Byrne, Kevin Alejandro, Ian Nelson
Country: USA, Italy, Mexico
Year: 2013
Format: DCP
Length: 98 min
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2014