Costa Rica’s National Film Council has announced today that Alexandra Latishev’s debut feature Medea will represent the Central American country in the 91st edition of the Academy Awards in the foreign language film competition.
Medea, which won the awards for Best Central American Film and Best Costa Rican Film at the 2017 Costa Rican Film Festival, tells the story of María José, who is 25. One day she meets Javier, a boy that she really likes and tries to have a relationship with, but her behavior starts changing radically overnight. In fact she’s a few months into her pregnancy and no one knows.
Medea marks the seventh time that Costa Rica has had an Oscar candidate since the country submitted for the first time in 2005.