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NT Live: Medea

October 10 - 16, 2014

United Kingdom | 2014 | 90 Minutes | Carrie Cracknell

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy. Under the direction of Carrie Cracknell, this new adaptation “quakes with female rage and powerlessness” (The Observer), and features music by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.

Special Engagement
$20 | $15 Members | $19 Seniors & Youth
SIFF Passes, Vouchers, and other discounts are not valid

Terrible things breed in broken hearts. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace.It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

"Takes no prisoners. A remorselessly gripping 90 minutes." - Time Out

"Thrilling and merciless. Helen McCrory gives the performance of her career." - Daily Telegraph

"Helen McCrory triumphs. A piercing, painful vision of passion and betrayal." - Evening Standard

Director: Carrie Cracknell
Principal Cast: Helen McCrory
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2014
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Website: Official Film Website
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: National Theatre Live
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