Julio Medem Lafont Sanjuán Mendizabal
21 October 1958
San Sebastián, Spain
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Julio Medem Lafont Sanjuán Mendizabal (born 21 October 1958) is a Spanish screenwriter and film director.
Medem was born on 21 October 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 film, Lovers of the Arctic Circle , which has been compared to the works of Krzysztof Kieślowski,[ citation needed ] his next film was Sex and Lucia . After this film he directed and produced 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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