MEDEA

ALEXANDRA LATISHEV

PREGNANCY   FREEDOM   YOUTH
2017   COSTA RICA
ABOUT

María José is 25. Her life moves back and forth between the monotony of class at the university, her eternally distant parents, and a couple of alternative spaces where she can explore her own and others' limits. One day, she meets Javier, a boy she really likes and tries to have a relationship with, but her behavior starts changing radically. In fact, she's a few months into her pregnancy and no one knows.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film - Costa Rica Submission 

Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema - Nominee, Best Film 

Lima Latin American Film Festival - Winner, Best Actress 

Premios Fenix (Fenix Film Awards - Nominee, Best Actress 

San Sebastian International - Nominee, Director Horizons Awards 

Warsaw International Film Festival - Nominee, Best Film 

"I wanted to create a character that lives in a body that doesn't belong to her, and because of this what happens to her body doesn't affect her or even involve her. I wanted to take this to a limit normally not crossed."

ALEXANDRA LATISHEV