Biography

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Julio Medem (born 21 October 1958) is a Spanish writer and film director. Medem was born in San Sebastián, 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 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 Spain's right wing politicians. Following this, his film Caótica Ana debuted in 2007.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Julio Medem (born 21 October 1958) is a Spanish writer and film director. Medem was born in San Sebastián, 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 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 Spain's right wing politicians. Following this, his film Caótica Ana debuted in 2007.

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 22

Birthday 1958-10-21

Place of Birth Donostia-San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, Spain

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Julio Médem
  • Julio Medem

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2018 The Tree of Blood Director
2017 The Pelota Player and the Fallera Director
2016 Kalebegiak Director
2015 ma ma Director
2012 7 Days in Havana Director
2010 Room in Rome Director
2007 Chaotic Ana Director
2004 ¡Hay motivo! Director
2003 The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone Director
2001 Sex and Lucía Director
1998 Lovers of the Arctic Circle Director
1996 Earth Director
1993 The Red Squirrel Director
1992 Cows Director
1988 Martín Director
1987 Six on the Dot Director
1985 Patas en la cabeza Director

Writing

2018 The Tree of Blood Writer Screenplay
2017 The Pelota Player and the Fallera Screenplay
2016 Kalebegiak Writer
2015 ma ma Screenplay
2010 Room in Rome Screenplay
2007 Chaotic Ana Screenplay
2003 The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone Screenplay
2001 Sex and Lucía Screenplay
1998 Lovers of the Arctic Circle Screenplay
1996 Earth Screenplay
1995 Hi, Are You Alone? Author
1993 The Red Squirrel Screenplay
1992 Cows Screenplay
1988 Martín Writer

Editing

2016 Kalebegiak Editor
2015 ma ma Editor
2012 7 Days in Havana Editor
2010 Room in Rome Editor
2007 Chaotic Ana Editor
2003 The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone Editor
1987 Six on the Dot Editor

Production

2015 ma ma Producer
2010 Room in Rome Executive Producer
2009 Me Too Producer
2007 Chaotic Ana Producer
2007 Uno por ciento, esquizofrenia Production Director
2003 The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone Producer
1987 Six on the Dot Producer

Acting

2016 Paquita Salas (1 episode) as Él mismo
2003 The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone as Himself - Interviewer
1997 Airbag

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