Spanish and Latin American Filmmakers: Julio Medem

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Manchester University Press, 2013 M07 19 - 250 pages
This thorough 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 complex but lucid analyses of their meanings, both political and personal, in which Stone draws on traditions and innovations in Basque art, Spanish cinema and European philosophy to create a complete and provocative portrait of Medem and his work.

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the making of Medem
Vacas 1992
La ardilla roja 1993
Tierra 1996
Los amantes del Círculo Polar 1998
Lucía y el sexo 2001
La pelota vasca la piel
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Rob Stone is Senior Lecturer and Head of Media and Communication at the University of Swansea.

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