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Lovers Of The Arctic Circle [DVD] [2000]

4.4 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Najwa Nimri, Fele Martínez, Nancho Novo, Maru Valdivielso, Peru Medem
  • Directors: Julio Medem
  • Writers: Julio Medem
  • Producers: Enrique López Lavigne, Fernando Bovaira, Fernando de Garcillán, Txarly Llorente
  • Format: Letterboxed, PAL
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Tartan
  • DVD Release Date: 24 July 2000
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00004TT5Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,955 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Julio Medem's romantic drama charts the crossing paths of Otto and Ana, two lovers who meet at the age of eight and remain inextricably linked from that moment on. As their relationship develops through the years, they find themselves drawn to the mysteries of Finland's hinterland - which stretches right into the Arctic Circle.

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Basque director Julio Medem makes films like no one else's. Quirky, audacious, visually startling, they play teasing games with themes of doubling and fate. Symbolism runs riot, ironies abound, narratives stop dead to focus on seemingly absurd details--and in fact the whole shebang would risk being terminally pretentious were it not for Medem's subversive humour, inviting us into the joke and daring us to take him seriously.

Lovers of the Arctic Circle is typical of his idiosyncratic brand of free-wheeling fantasy. In Madrid, two foster-siblings grow up to find themselves gripped by irresistible, quasi-incestuous passion. Flashbacks reaching back to the Spanish Civil War show us how their destinies, those of the parents, and of their parents' lovers, have become entwined. The siblings are parted by circumstance, but seek each other out in Finland's Arctic north. Medem plays sleight-of-hand with doublings and wordplay, cutting deftly between the past, present and future, constantly challenging us to guess where he's heading next in the circling convolutions of his plot. --Philip Kemp --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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