Alexandra Latishev

Feature Film
International Debut Feature Film Competition

Twenty-five-year-old María José’s life seems unspectacular, monotonous even. She attends classes at university, goes to rugby training, chats with her gay friend, and maintains a distanced relationship with her parents with whom she lives. Then she meets Javier who she tries to start up a relationship with. But she fails to develop a real bond. What nobody around her has noticed is that she’s pregnant. María José withdraws more and more. Without offering audiences any psychological explanations, Alexandra Latishev’s debut feature film sensitively observes its increasingly silent protagonist from close proximity, demonstrating great sensitivity to subtle signs that give expression to her carefully concealed feelings.

»I wanted to create a character that lives in a body that does not belong to her, and because of this, what happens in her body does not affect her or even involve her, and I wanted to take this to a limit normally not crossed.«
– Alexandra Latishev

Awards for ›Medea‹
Grand Prix du Jury – Festival International de Films de Femmes 2018

Director / Script

Alexandra Latishev


Alvaro Torres, Oscar Medina


Soledad Salfate


Christian Crosgrove, Ayerin Villanueva


Susan Campos Fonseca


Liliana Biamonte, Javier Montenegro, Eric Calderón, Marianella Protti, Arnoldo Ramos


Paz Fábrega, Alexandra Latishev, Cynthia García Calvo, La Linterna Films, Temporal Film, Grita Medios, CyanProds


Patra Spanou

Portrait of director Alexandra Latishev

Alexandra Latishev

Alexandra Latishev studierte an der New School of Cinema and Television an der Veritas University in Costa Rica. Ihr Kurzfilm Irene wurde auf Festivals in Europa und Lateinamerika gezeigt, darunter Kinoforum, Clermont-Ferrand, Toulouse, Alucine (Bester Spielfilm), Flanders Latino Film Festival (Lobende Erwähnung) und das Filmfestival von Havanna. Ihr Film Los volatiles erhielt den Preis für den besten abendfüllenden Dokumentarfilm sowie den Publikumspreis des Internationalen Filmfestival Costa Rica. 2011 gründete Latishev zusammen mit Nicolás Wong die Filmproduktionsfirma La Linterna Films.

Filme von Alexandra Latishev
Los volatiles 
2014 | Irene 2014