Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
Original title: Los Amantes Del Circulo Polar
Spain/France, 1998. Canal+, Sociedad, Sociedad General de Televisión. Screenplay by Julio Medem. Cinematography by Gonzalo F. Berridi. Produced by Fernando Bovaira, Enrique Lopez Lavigne. Music by Alberto Iglesias. Production Design by Itziar Arrieta, Satur Idarreta, Estibaliz Markiegi, Karmele Sober. Costume Design by Estibaliz Markiegi. Film Editing by Iván Aledo. Toronto International Film Festival 1998. Venice Film Festival 1998.
Rich drama and beautiful cinematography make up for sometimes confusing plot about a man and a woman destined to love each other from childhood, despite sometimes being continents away from each other. Their parents’ intertwining lives, chance encounters and eventual tragedies are a part of their story, and thanks to great talent on display from the youngsters, it’s always absorbing and worth watching.