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Name: Julio Medem  
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Date of Birth: 21st October 1958
Place of Birth: San Sebastian, Basque Provinces, Spain
Profession: Director
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

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

Medem was born in San Sebastian, Basque Country 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 La ardilla roja ('The Red Squirrel') and Tierra ('Earth'), both receiving good reviews at Cannes. In his next movie, Los amantes del círculo polar ('The 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, Lucía y el sexo ('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. This has made him highly unpopular in castilian Spain, and he can no longer make movies in his country of birth. Julio Medem is currently filming in France.

Selected Filmography

  • La pelota vasca: la piel contra la piedra (The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone, 2003)
  • Lucía y el sexo (Sex and Lucia, 2001)
  • Los amantes del círculo polar (The Lovers of the Arctic Circle, 1998)
  • Tierra (Earth, 1996)
  • La ardilla roja (The Red Squirrel, 1993)
  • Vacas (Cows, 1991)
  • Martín (short, 1988)
  • Las seis en punta ('Six on the Dot', short, 1987)
  • Patas en la cabeza (short, 1985)
  • Si yo fuera poeta ('If I Were a Poet', short, 1981)
  • El jueves pasado ('Last Thursday', short, 1977)

External Links

  • IMDb entry on Julio Medem

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