Lovers of the Arctic Circle
aka Los amantes del Círculo Polar
First screened in October 1999 / Most recently screened in April 2020
Director: Julio Medem. Cast: Fele Martínez, Najwa Nimri, Nancho Novo, Maru Valdivielso, Víctor Hugo Oliveira, Kristel Díaz, Peru Medem, Sara Valiente, Beate Jensen, Joost Siedhoff, Jaroslav Bielski, Pep Munné, Rosa Morales, Petri Heino, Outi Alinen. Screenplay: Julio Medem.

Twitter Capsule: Can seem over-proud or self-enclosed, but the dialectics between coincidence and control are engaging.

VOR:   No kidding a filmmaker named Medem made an inventively structured story about palindromes, with provocative ideas about familial and international kinships.

Photo © 1998 Alicia Produce/Bailando en la luna/Sogetel,
© 1999 Fine Line Features

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

(in October 1999: C+)

Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars): Best Film Editing (Iván Aledo); Best Original Score (Alberto Iglesias)

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