Marina wakes up one morning. She does not recognise herself in the mirror. A completely unfamiliar face stares back at her. She takes refuge in her parents’ house and pores over photo albums, looking for similarities between herself and pictures of her family. To determine her identity, she faces insurmountable hurdles at the authorities; the search for an explanation with medical help comes to nothing and leaves her all the more perplexed. The more time passes, the more uncertain it seems who Marina is, when she no longer bears any resemblance to her family. A new life begins: one that revolves around the question of how our appearance relates to our self and our personality, what role people close to us play in this, and what transition and identity change can actually mean. EL ROSTRO DE LA MEDUSA is a comically absurd confrontation with this new understanding of human identity, including a tongue-in-cheek, grotesque comparison of mammals, reptiles, birds, and aquatic animals of all kinds.
Screenplay: Agustín Godoy
Cinematography: Inés Duacastella
Editing: Florencia Gómez García
Music: Inés Copertino
With: Rocío Stellato, Irene Bosch, Vladimir Durán, Federico Sack, Alicia Labraga, Camila Toker
Intro by Leo Lisa Begeré