Quick Facts of Julio Medem Lafont Sanjuan Mendizabal

  • Full NameJulio Medem Lafont Sanjuan Mendizabal
  • Net Worth$700,000
  • Date of Birth21 October, 1958
  • NicknameJulio Medem
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceDonostia-San Sebastian, Spain
  • Ethnicity Mixed (German and French)
  • ProfessionDirector and Screenwriter
  • Nationality Spanish
  • Active Year1974-present
  • Eye colour Black
  • Hair colour Black
  • SpouseMontse Sanz
  • EducationMaria Maria del Pilar Marianist College, University of Basque Country
  • Children3 (Peru, Ana, and Alicia)
  • Horoscope Scorpio

Julio Medem Lafont Sanjuan Mendizabal is famously known as Julio Medem in the Spanish movie industry. Medem is a Film director and screenwriter credited for movies like Sex and Lucia, Room in Rome, Ma Ma, and Earth.

Over his four-decades-long career, Julio has directed several films, documentaries, Music Videos, and Commercials. With this array of work, Julio must’ve earned a reasonable sum of fortune. What is his Net Worth? Who is he Married to? Let’s find out more about Julio Medem in the article below.

Julio Medem’s Bio and Career

Medem was born on October 21, 1958, in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. This 60-Year-old director was born under the sun sign of Scorpio. His father, Julio Medem Sanjuan and his mother, Margarita Lafont Mendizabal come from different origins. So, Julio is of Spanish Nationality but has a mixed ethnicity.

Medem grew up in Donostia-San Sebastian along with his brother Alberto and sister Ana. Julio attended Maria Maria del Pilar Marianist College for his education. From his early days, Julio was fond of filmmaking because of his father’s Super 8 camera.

Julio started his career from his early days by making short films. His sister starred in most of his movies like El Ciego, Last Thursday, Fideos, and Teatro en Soria. Medem also studied psychology and studied medicine to pursue in that field from the University of the Basque Country.

But his interest in films, pulled him to make more movies and eventually become a filmmaker. His movies 35 mm and Patas en la Cabeza won Basque film award. Julio made many short films representing the Spanish culture. His first feature film Elizondo won him the Best new director.

Julio other works include The Red Squirrel, Lovers of the Arctic Circle, Chaotic Ana, The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone, and many more. Medem latest work includes Ma Ma featuring Penelope Cruz, Luis Tosar, and Asier Etxeandia.   

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Julio Medem’s Wife and Family

Medem married his first wife Lola Barrera in 1976. He met her when he participated in sports and was even a candidate for the 1976 Olympic Games. After meeting his wife, his career took off with him making more short films.

From his first marriage, he has two children and his second daughter, Alicia had Down Syndrome. That affected his life, and after some years Julio separated from his wife. After three years, at the Cannes festival, he met his second and current wife, Montse Sanz. She worked in the movie Earth as a decoration assistant.

Julio Medem with his wife

After marrying Montse, Julio became a father to one child. Julio is currently living in Madrid with his family of Wife and three children, Peru Medem, Ana Medem, and Alicia Medem.

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What is Julio Medem’s Net Worth?

The estimated amount of Julio’s wealth is at $700,000. Most of his earnings come from his filmmaking career. His movie Sex and Lucia made $7.6 million at the box office. As he was the director and producer for the film, he must’ve received the right amount of profit.

Not just directing and writing, Julio also owns a production company named Alicia Productions. His production company produces a good number of films which has done an excellent job at the box office. Julio’s Wife is an art director for movies from which she receives a salary of $40,000 per year on average.

Medem lives in Madrid with his family in a house which is worth around $500,000 on today’s market price.


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