L'isola di Medea
Piero Tosi, Gabriella Pescucci, Ninetto Davoli, Nadia Stancioff, Dacia Maraini, Giuseppe Gentile, Piera Degli Esposti, Fernando Franchi, Roberto Chiesi, Alessandra Zigaina, Rena Koutsoudaki, Ioanna Koutsoudaki, Marino De Grassi, Sergio Camuffo, Gianni Maran, Mario Toso, Luisa Venier, Ennio Maltesan, Dino Colussi, Ennio Lugnan, Paolo Zadro, Tullio Troian, Maria Teresa Corso, Roberto Marchesan, Giovanni Gregori
The shooting of “Medea” in 1969 was the occasion for the meeting of two colossal artists from different worlds. On the one hand, Pier Paolo Pasolini, with his passions and interests in the culture of the working class and on the other the absolute opera diva, Maria Callas, who shared a tiny cabin with the rest women of the crew.
The initial reluctance soon turned into an intense relationship of genuine appreciation that the tabloids of the time interpreted as a photogenic love affair. However, through the testimonies of their coworkers it turns out that in Motta Safon, the “isle of Pasolini” as it became known, an unfulfilled love was born and died. This transforms Naitza’s documentary from a plain making-of to a lyrical study on solitude.