The Vladar Company Picks Up 'Medeas,' Starring Catalina Sandino Moreno
In Andrea Pallaoro's film, the Greek myth of Medea gets a contemporary re-imagining
The Vladar Company has acquired North American rights to Andrea Pallaoro’s Medeas, starring Catalina Sandino Moreno and Brian F. O’Byrne. The film, which debuted at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, presents a contemporary variation on the Greek tragedy Medea set amid a family of California dairy farmers.
The movie has picked up multiple awards, including the New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the UKTI Best Innovative Budget Award at the Venice Film Festival, Outstanding Poetic Vision honors at the Tbilisi International Film Festival and the Debut Cinematographer Award at Camerimage.
Vladar plans to distribute the film later this year day-and-date with a limited theater release in conjunction with offering it on iTunes.
“Medeas is a visually stunning film, featuring a strong cast, which we are excited to bring to audiences this year,” said Edwin Mejia, co-founder of Vladar.
The deal was brokered by Mejia and Jonathan Venguer and Eleonora Granata Jenkinson on behalf of Sixteen Frames.