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Author: Rob Stone

This account of the life and films of the Spanish-Basque filmmaker Julio Medem is the first book in English on the internationally renowned writer-director of Vacas, La ardilla roja (Red Squirrel), Tierra, Los amantes del círculo polar (Lovers of the Arctic Circle), Lucía y el sexo (Sex and Lucía), La pelota vasca: la piel contra la piedra (Basque Ball) and Caótica Ana (Chaotic Ana). Initial chapters explore Medem's childhood, adolescence and education, and examine his earliest short films and critical writings against a background of a dramatically changing Spain. Later chapters provide accounts of the genesis, production and release of Medem's challenging and sensual films, which feed into analyses of their meanings, both political and personal, in which the author draws on traditions and innovations in Basque art, Spanish cinema and European philosophy to create a portrait of the director and his work.

Rob Stone

reflects his experience of making La pelota vasca and his temporary reversal of the ‘process of separation and distancing’ (Santaolalla 1998: 333) that occurred during the writing of this book. But with Aitor shelved – ‘Aitor demands distance from La pelota vasca and all that surrounded it’ [4] – Medem subsequently returned to this process of separation and distancing with Caótica Ana (Chaotic Ana, 2007), ‘a kind of farce’ [4] about a young painter and believer in reincarnation, who pursues her vocation in Ibiza before returning to Madrid under the patronage of a

in Julio Medem
Silence, historical memory and metaphor
Maria M. Delgado

’s Barcelona (un mapa)/Barcelona (A Map) (2007). Unflinching assessments of nationalist atrocities and abuses refracted through horror – Pan’s Labyrinth – and drama – Pà negre/Black Bread (2010) – have also been accompanied by tales of hidden traumas unearthed through the mundane and the worldly – Jordi Cadena and Judith Colell’s Elisa K (2010) – as well as the other-worldly – Julio Medem’s Caótica Ana/Chaotic

in Spanish cinema 1973–2010