- Director: Julio Medem
- Duration: 116 minutes
- Genre: drama-en
After filming ‘Lucía y el sexo’ (2001) in Formentera, and the controversial documentary on terrorism, ‘La pelota vasca, la piel contra la piedra’ (2003), the prestigious director Julio Medem returned to the Pitiuses to film fragments of ‘Caótica Ana’, a film as the Basque filmmaker describes as “a story that turns over tragedy, driven by optimism and the protagonists need to be happy”.
The script of ‘Caótica Ana’ began as a comedy. However, a series of tragic events (the death of her sister Ana and violent reception of his documentary, among other events), drive the initial tone of the script to a darker and more dramatic plot.
Art is very present in ‘Caótica Ana’. Some of the paintings that appear related to the main character, performed by Manuela Velles (in his film debut), were painted by the late director’s sister, Ana Medem.
The seventh film by Julio Medem had a budget of 5 million euros and was one of the first European productions filmed in HD with the Sony HDCAM 950 camera used in ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ (2005).
‘Caótica Ana’ was filmed in early 2006 in Ibiza, Madrid, Canary Islands, New York and Arizona.
Commentary written by Enrique Villalonga, head of the production company Filmótica.
ETXEBESTE Gómez, Zigor. Julio Medem. Ediciones Cátedra, Madrid, 2010.