Category Archives: Julio Medem

A load of bull: “El árbol de la sangre” [2018 Spain]

And they end up being as attention-gathering as only a Julio Medem can manage (apart from Bigas Luna, of course). While the bulls and cows in his latest drama, “El árbol de la sangre” [Eng. Title: The Tree of Blood] might … Continue reading

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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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