Original Large Movie Poster 1998 Amantes Círculo Polar Cinema Film

Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)

This Spanish film is a brilliantly written romantic drama without any of the unsubtle, inauthentic adornments we have come to expect from the heavily-marketed rubbish that passes as romance these days.

Lovers of the Arctic Circle takes you on a journey of longing, heartache and love. You will fall in love with the two wonderful central characters. This is a film that will find its own niche somewhere in your heart.

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This is the second film we have reviewed starring the talented Fele Martínez. He produced a superb performance in Tesis (1996).

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You can find more information on this Spanish-language movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.

Like we always recommend: don’t ruin surprises by reading spoilers or watching trailers. The following trailer, as usual, gives away far too much.

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Title: Los amantes del círculo polar

Language: Spanish

Direction: Julio Médem

Screenplay: Julio Médem

Cinematography: Gonzalo F. Berridi

Editing: Iván Aledo

Score: Alberto Iglesias

Stars: Fele Martínez, Najwa Nimri, Nancho Novo

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Full Acting Cast and Roles

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9 Comments

  1. Osmio

    Hey! I come from Spain. And talking about Julio Médem, I prefer “Ardilla roja” (I don’t know its traduction to English) instead of the Lovers. As I see this film, the script is quite poor and the performances aren’t too much credible.
    Greetings from Madrid!

    1. Shimky

      Hi Osmio! Thanks for commenting, although you can see that I don’t agree with you!

      La Ardilla Roja (1993) is called “The Red Squirrel” in English. I haven’t seen it yet but I will try and get myself a copy. Many thanks for the tip!

      Saludos
      Shimky

  2. m)◘(x

    Hey there pips! Shimkymeewy

    So lets do opinionating
    Long time since I watched Medem’s films. Room in Rome has been in my watchlist for two years; recently I wrote a “suggestion” as Shane Carruth may have copied RinR poster in his latest Upstream Color.

    Anyway, Tierra is my favourite Medem’s, but have no “objecticity” as I like Karra a lot and I love Silke to bits 😛
    I like Fele in general, not so much Najwa.
    Tesis is IMHO Amenabar’s first and best

    that opinionating enough (pilingBS)

    all good

    1. Shimky

      Hola!

      Wow, yes, the posters are almost identical!

      I agree with you about Najwa Nimri. It’s a bit of a disappointment when the beauty of Kristel Díaz is replaced with Nimri’s plain looks in Los amantes del círculo polar.

      Thank you for your opinions. I have only seen one other Medem film – Lucía y el sexo – which I loved.

      By the way, I love your two 34-years-apart photos!

  3. lapizearte

    Hey! Good work here! Cool blog!! I´m from Spain and I like specially this film (haha…) But I´m with Osmio you have to see “The Red Squirrel”,… you will love it!. And you will love Emma Suarez too… 😉

  4. samsarella

    Oh, the story of Ana & Otto… Since I saw this film many years ago, It became one of my favorites. It was the first time that I saw a story like that and for me it was like a revelation. I found myself thinking about the characters, the story, the dialogues over and over again. It haunted me for days. It was incredible!

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