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Lovers of the Arctic Circle

Los amantes del Círculo Polar

Directed by Julio Medem
Spain, France, 1998
Romance, Drama


Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance. A story of circular lives, with circular names, and a circular place (Círculo polar) where the day never ends in the midnight sun.

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Lovers of the Arctic Circle Directed by Julio Medem

Critics reviews

[The film] – shot in eye-filling ‘Scope and never difficult to follow as a narrative — may be too intelligent for its own good as a commercial venture. I like it much more than Open Your Eyes because it doesn’t play the virtual-reality card — the current cop-out that turns every potential mystery into a dream or movie effect. Instead it postulates reality as both recognizable and intractable, full of coincidence as well as contradiction, simultaneously in your face and out of reach.
May 14, 1999
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