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Los amantes del Círculo Polar

Julio Medem Spanien, 1998

Rafael Zen's rating of the film De elskende ved polarcirklen

It's heartbreak with a very sour sugar. Medem is a very inventive storyteller and he builds a complex love story: it's epic and intimate at the same time. I do think, though, it loses strenght on the final part, when it turns out a little bit over self-explanatory. Besides that, it's Medem being the strong director he always is: I like his eye for reinterpreting cliches to dense sagas - it's a very witty cinema.