The Basque director Julio Medem is the most overt romantic working in films and I’ve loved every single movie he’s made I’ve seen—Cows, The Red Squirrel, Earth, Lovers of the Arctic Circle (watch the trailer below on my first time use of video in CineRobot history!) and Sex & Lucia. Medem seems obsessed with ideas such as fate, coincidence and love. I’ll watch anything relating to destiny/coincidence but Medem tells his stories in such a lively, erotic way he makes me want to move to Spain or Finland or wherever his films are set.
I've really liked all the films of his I've seen but the one with a special place in my heart is Lovers of the Arctic Circle. He’s got a new one coming out in 2008 called Chaotic Ana and I can hardly wait to see it.