RECYCLING MEDEA

A film by Asteris Kutulas • Music by Mikis Theodorakis • Choreography by Renato Zanella
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Recycling Medea is a stirring and disturbing film about today’s child-murdering society. “To me, the Medea film”, explains Theodorakis, “is a Greek work of art.” A true statement. In the spirit of its Greek origins, it tells – in grand style – of our origins. It is a work about us all. (Junge Welt)

With its timeless and encompassing approach, Kutulas’ melancholic epic Recycling Medea subliminally catapults fundamental questions of a parent generation’s guilt all the way into the present. (tanznetz.de)

The result is no feature film per se, no ballet film or political flick. Rather, it is a poetic collage, a 76-minute video clip … (Berliner Morgenpost)

The almost wordless narration of the suffering murderess, carried by Theodorakis’ powerful music; Medea’s staged emergence from her terrible past; the viewer’s involuntary involvement in the atrocious present, in this everyday war of the generations set against the splendid façade of the parliament on Syntagma Square … So, what kind of work is this? A music or ballet film? A political work or a documentary? According to the director, it is all of this and none at all. And yet, its context makes this a political film, first and foremost … (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

The result, however, is no documentary, but rather a cinematic essay, a visually striking collage that interweaves the protest marches and a Medea ballet production. (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

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