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Julio Medem

  • Julio Medem © Iñaki Andrés / EL MUNDO

    Julio Medem © Iñaki Andrés / EL MUNDO






Date of birth

Oct 21, 1958

"Film director, screenwriter and producer. His personal works in film usually meet with the support of both the critics and the public."

He was born in San Sebastián in 1958. After gaining his degree in Medicine and General Surgery, Medem entered into the film world with short films. Hs first feature length film “Vacas” was awarded a Goya for the Best New Director in 1993, year in which he opened “La Ardilla Roja”. In 1997, he established Alicia Produce, his own film production studio, with which he carried out some of his film works and produced others for third parties. In 2001, he directed “Lucía y el Sexo”, first feature film in Spanish shot with a high definition digital camera. In September 2003, he premiered “La Pelota Vasca” at the International San Sebastian Film Festival. “La piel contra la piedra”, a documentary on the political and social unrest in the Basque Country. In 2009, he directed “Room in Rome".


Goya Award for the Best New Director (1993)

Essential works

  • Earth. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Earth (direction, script)

    This story contains many keys into the personal on-screen universe of director Julio Medem.  

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  • Cows. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Cows (direction, script)

    With this original and surprising debut, director Julio Medem secured awards and critical acclaim. 

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Other highlighted works

  • La Ardilla Roja
  • Los Amantes del Círculo Polar
  • Lucía y el Sexo
  • Caótica Ana
  • Room in Rome

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