Recycling Medea by Asteris Kutulas
(before: the short film Aygol by Dimitris Argyriou, 8 min, German premiere)
Medea kills her own children. Script, sound and dance join forces in a powerful film that reflects the desperation of a society that spent all of yesterday turning its children into today’s lost generation.
“I wanted to make a very emotional ‘video clip’, which talks about the longing of a desperate spouse for ‘freedom’ and ‘love’, as well as the longing of a radical youth for ‘freedom’ and ‘love’; both betrayed and sold; both isolated and at war with the society.
Medea, Jason, Bella and Anne Frank, composer and protestor-extraordinaire Theodorakis, the choreographer Renato Zanella, the cameraman, the dancers and the rebelling, hooded teenagers hurtling stones at advancing police – they all become (in)voluntary actors in this complex tragedy spanning the ages”.
Born to Greek political immigrants in Romania in 1960, Asteris Kutulas and his family moved to East Germany in 1968. Today, he lives in Berlin. He studied German philology and history of philosophy at Leipzig University. Since 1981, he has translated numerous works of notable Greek authors (Ritsos, Elytis, Kavafis, Seferis, Theodorakis, Engonopoulos etc.) into German. He has worked as a music and event producer since 1988.
However, his actual life is that of a writer and director and has been defined by his important co-operation and friendship with Mikis Theodorakis. His greatest moments: the films “Mikis Theodorakis. Composer”, “Recycling Medea”, “Dance Fight Love Die”.