Category Archives: Julio Medem

Positivity can be infectious: “ma ma” [2015 Spain]

After Room in Rome. it has taken five years for the redoubtable Julio Medem to come up with a new full-length feature, and while it has a simple and more straightforward narrative when compared to his earlier works, “ma ma” … Continue reading

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Seven fine directors, and “Seven Days of Havana” [2012 Spain, France]

“7 Días en La Habana” [Eng. Title: 7 Days in Havana] was one of my most anticipated films of the year, primarily because it contains segments from two of my favourite directors, Julio Medem and Gaspar Noé. And even … Continue reading

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Manuela Vellés in Julio Medem’s “Caótica Ana” [2007 Spain]

With “Caótica Ana” [Eng. Title: Chaotic Ana], I’ve covered to-date the entire feature-length filmography of maestro Julio Medem. I took my time posting this review mainly for two reasons – I wanted this to coincide with the release of … Continue reading

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Najwa Nimri & Kristel Díaz in “Los Amantes del Circulo Polar” [1998 Spain]

My favourite Julio Medem film happens to be a love story – or a fantasy even… 🙂
“Los Amantes del Circulo Polar” [Eng. Title: Lovers of the Arctic Circle] is quite possibly as intense as love stories get. Outwardly like … Continue reading

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Silke & Emma Suárez in Julio Medem’s “Tierra” [1996 Spain]

After a thrilling “La Ardilla Roja”, Julio Medem made this surreal classic, “Tierra” [Eng. Title: Earth], retaining most of his brilliant main cast. Typically for a Medem film, hitherto missed nuances keep surfacing every time you see it, and … Continue reading

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