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Chaotic Ana

Julio Medem
Caótica Ana
Spain 2007 / 120’

Ana is a beautiful 18-year-old girl living in Ibiza. She devotes her passion for life into her naive paintings. One day, Justine, a cosmopolitan patron of the arts, invites Ana to explore her work further by moving to Madrid, where she will live amongst a group of young artists that Justine protects. This is the beginning of a journey that will send Ana to new continents, prompting her to uncover, through hypnosis, her past lives that have crossed centuries of remote myths. Ana will be challenged to break the chain of ancestral violence that lingers in her chaotic soul.

Rome FF 2007

 

As in his Lovers of the Arctic Circle, Julio Medem creates an enormous fresco of a story, in which the connections between characters and events are more often ruled by poetic rather than narrative language. Made as a kind of homage to his own sister Ana, who died in 2000 and whose paintings appear in the film, Chaotic Anais a sumptuous, sensuous work that only Medem, Spain's most adventurous cinematic auteur, could have conceived.

New York FF 2007

Julio Medem was born in San Sebastián, Spain, and studied medicine at Universidad del País Vasco. He worked as a film critic for the San Sebastián newspaper La Voz de Euskadi before directing several shorts and making his feature directorial debut with Cows (92). His other films include The Red Squirrel (93), Earth (96), The Lovers of the Arctic Circle (98), Sex and Lucía (01), which screened at the Festival in 2001, The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone (03).

Selected filmography:

1992 Vacas / Cows

1993 La ardilla roja / The Red Squirrel

1996 Tierra / Earth

1998 Kochankowie z kręgu polarnego / Los amantes del Círculo Polar / The Lovers of the Arctic Circle

2001 Lucía y el sexo / Sex and Lucia

2007 Chaotyczna Ana / Caótica Ana / Chaotic Ana

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