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Julio Medem is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor Espagnol born on 21 october 1958 at Donostia-San Sebastián (Espagne)

Julio Medem

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Birth name Julio Medem Lafont
Nationality Espagne
Birth 21 october 1958 (60 years) at Donostia-San Sebastián (Espagne)

Julio Medem Lafont Sanjuán Mendizabal (born 21 October 1958) is a Spanish writer and film director.

Biography

Medem was born on October 21, 1958 in San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain and showed an interest in movies since childhood, when he would take his father's Super 8 camera and shoot at night, while nobody was paying attention. After college graduation (where he earned degrees in Medicine and General Surgery) he worked as a film critic and later as a screenwriter, assistant director and editor. After a few shorts he directed his first full length feature, Vacas ('Cows') for which he won a Goya Award.

After this film he directed The Red Squirrel and Earth, both receiving good reviews at Cannes. In his next movie, Lovers of the Arctic Circle, which has been compared to the works of Krzysztof Kieślowski, he explored circular narrative and a taste for minimalistic textures that he then overcame in his next film, Sex and Lucia, where the plot dissolves into a very lyrical eroticism. After this film he took a tangent from his style to direct and produce La pelota vasca ('The Basque Ball'), a documentary film about the political problems of the Basque Country, which caused a furor amongst victims of terrorism. Following this, his film Caótica Ana debuted in 2007.

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Filmography of Julio Medem (13 films)

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Director

Ma Ma
Ma Ma (2015)
, 1h51
Directed by Julio Medem
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama
Actors Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Àlex Brendemühl, Silvia Abascal
Rating63% 3.1995353.1995353.1995353.1995353.199535
Magda (Penélope Cruz) is an unemployed teacher. She is diagnosed with breast cancer, and she battles the disease. This will create unexpected bonds with people close to her.
Room in Rome, 1h49
Directed by Julio Medem
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenko, Enrico Lo Verso, Najwa Nimri
Rating61% 3.0989553.0989553.0989553.0989553.098955
Alba (Elena Anaya) seduces a stranger Natasha (Natasha Yarovenko) to her hotel room in what seems merely a harmless sexual adventure crowning their last night in Rome.Tentatively, through weave of stories, sex, memories and connection with artworks in the room, the two connect deeply, descending more and more into the depths of truth, trust, and ultimately love. The lovers eventually agree to part ways, returning to their previous lives in Russia and Spain. The ending of the film remains ambiguous about their parting.
Caótica Ana, 1h53
Directed by Julio Medem
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Bebe, Manuela Vellés, Charlotte Rampling, Matthias Habich, Nicolas Cazalé, Gerrit Graham
Rating65% 3.2501953.2501953.2501953.2501953.250195
A synopsis prior to the release of the film stated: "Caotica Ana is the story-journey of Ana during four years of her life, from 18 to 22. A countdown, 10, 9, 8, 7... until 0, like in hypnosis, through which Ana proves that she does not live alone, that her existence seems like a continuation of other lives of young women who died in a tragic way, all at the age of 22, and who live in the abyss of her unconscious memory. This is her chaos. Ana is the princess and the monster of this feminist fable against the tyranny of man."
Sex and Lucia, 2h8
Directed by Julio Medem
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Striptease
Actors Paz Vega, Najwa Nimri, Javier Cámara, Daniel Freire, Elena Anaya
Rating71% 3.598133.598133.598133.598133.59813
Lucía (Paz Vega), a waitress, is talking on the phone with her depressed writer boyfriend Lorenzo (Tristán Ulloa) after they had a nasty argument, where-after she walked out. Since he's been in a 'funk' for a while, she's worried, and goes home to console him. Finding an empty apartment, Lucía is frantic. She receives a phone call from the police while finding a suicide note, and is so afraid of bad news that she hangs up, assuming the worst. They call back, but she ignores the ringing phone, packs a bag, and flees. Looking for a new beginning, Lucía travels to the mysterious Balearic Islands that Lorenzo had always talked of, but had recently been very negative about.
Lovers of the Arctic Circle, 1h52
Directed by Julio Medem
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Fele Martínez, Najwa Nimri, Nancho Novo
Rating77% 3.8982553.8982553.8982553.8982553.898255
The film is circular in plot as well as in a number of other ways (for example, the names of its main characters, Otto and Ana, are both palindromes). The film is centered around an incestuous love relationship between step-siblings. The two meet one day after school, when Ana's father dies, and her mother marries his father. Ana believes that Otto is the reincarnation of her father, but eventually the two of them fall in love. For a number of reasons, they are eventually separated, and Otto becomes a pilot flying between Spain and the Arctic Circle. Ana moves to the same area to leave behind her past and past lovers, and tries to get in touch with him again.
Earth
Earth (1996)
, 2h5
Directed by Julio Medem
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Carmelo Gómez, Emma Suárez, Karra Elejalde, Nancho Novo, Silke, Pepe Viyuela
Rating73% 3.69673.69673.69673.69673.6967
Ángel Bengoelxeo souffre d'un trouble dissociatif de l'identité et sort de l'hôpital psychiatrique. Missionné pour désinfecter des vignes d'une épidémie de cochenilles, qui donnent au vin un goût de terre, il rencontre deux femmes : la timide Ángela et l'effrontée Mari.
The Red Squirrel, 1h50
Directed by Julio Medem
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Actors Emma Suárez, Nancho Novo, María Barranco, Karra Elejalde, Carmelo Gómez, Cristina Marcos
Rating72% 3.6470153.6470153.6470153.6470153.647015
Jota (Novo), a failed musician whose girlfriend has recently left him, is about to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge when a girl on a motorcycle, Sofía (Suárez), crashes off it. Rushing to help her, he discovers she has lost her memory, even forgetting her name. After telling the paramedics and staff at the hospital that she is his girlfriend, he later tells her the same. He invents an entire identity for her, giving her the name Lisa, and a history of their relationship according to his own fantasies. With the hospital psychiatrist starting to become suspicious, he spirits her out of the hospital and away on a trip to the 'Ardilla Roja' campsite, which he claims they have been planning for some while. As their relationship becomes intimate, their behaviour sparks the suspicions of a family of fellow campers (Karra Elejalde and María Barranco) and it becomes clear that Lisa/Sofía's memory is not entirely missing and she is hiding her own past secrets—notably, the existence of a psychotic ex-boyfriend, Félix (Carmelo Gómez), who is rampaging across the country in search of her.
Vacas
Vacas (1992)
, 1h36
Directed by Julio Medem
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, War, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Emma Suárez, Ana Torrent, Carmelo Gómez, Karra Elejalde, Pilar Bardem
Rating71% 3.595443.595443.595443.595443.59544
Fighting in the trenches of Biscay in 1875 during the Third Carlist War, Carmelo Mendiluze, an army sergeant, learns from a young errand boy named Ilegorri that Manuel Iriguíbel, his neighbor from his native village, has joined their exhausted battalion. Eager for news of his child's birth, Carmelo befriends the inexperienced soldier whose reputation as an expert aizcolari (competition log cutter) cannot conceal his apprehension and fear of armed combat. Panicking under fire, Manuel drops to the ground and smears himself with blood gushing hot from the neck of his mortally wounded neighbor, Mendiluze. When the battle is over, Manuel crawls out from a cartload of the dead, naked bodies as he is transported away from the front lines. Nobody has seen his escape, except a curious, solitary cow.

Scriptwriter

Ma Ma
Ma Ma (2015)
, 1h51
Directed by Julio Medem
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama
Actors Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Àlex Brendemühl, Silvia Abascal
Roles Ecrivain
Rating63% 3.1995353.1995353.1995353.1995353.199535
Magda (Penélope Cruz) is an unemployed teacher. She is diagnosed with breast cancer, and she battles the disease. This will create unexpected bonds with people close to her.
Room in Rome, 1h49
Directed by Julio Medem
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenko, Enrico Lo Verso, Najwa Nimri
Roles Ecrivain
Rating61% 3.0989553.0989553.0989553.0989553.098955
Alba (Elena Anaya) seduces a stranger Natasha (Natasha Yarovenko) to her hotel room in what seems merely a harmless sexual adventure crowning their last night in Rome.Tentatively, through weave of stories, sex, memories and connection with artworks in the room, the two connect deeply, descending more and more into the depths of truth, trust, and ultimately love. The lovers eventually agree to part ways, returning to their previous lives in Russia and Spain. The ending of the film remains ambiguous about their parting.