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Julio Medem breaks onto Slovak screens

WITHIN its Artbreaker project, aimed at bringing more quality and diversity to the rather limited range of films screened in Bratislava, the Tatra cinema profiles Spanish director Julio Medem. On September 20, two of his early films will be screened with English subtitles.

WITHIN its Artbreaker project, aimed at bringing more quality and diversity to the rather limited range of films screened in Bratislava, the Tatra cinema profiles Spanish director Julio Medem. On September 20, two of his early films will be screened with English subtitles.

His feature debut, Vacas (Cows), tells the story of two rival families over the course of three generations. The second film of the evening is Tierra (Earth), which explores the main character's split personality.

Medem, along with Pedro Almodóvar and Alejandro Amenábar, is synonymous with contemporary Spanish cinema. He follows in the footsteps of auteur filmmakers such as Luis Bunuel and Carlos Saura. Medem's films reflect Spanish culture, combining non-linear narrative and ambiguous meaning. In his movies, he blends surrealism, complex characters, sexuality, history, and fantasy to create a unique atmosphere.

The profile will continue in Žilina (Sep 23, Úsvit), Prešov (Sep 29, Klub) and Banská Bystrica (Oct 4, Urpín).


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