Lovers of the Arctic Circle

Lovers of the Arctic Circle

Facts and Figures

Run time: 112 mins

In Theaters: Friday 4th September 1998

Distributed by: Fine Line Features

Production compaines: Sogetel

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Fresh: 20 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.8 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: , Enrique López Lavigne

Starring: as Ana joven, as Otto joven, Joost Siedhoff as Otto, as Otto niño, as Ana niña, Víctor Hugo Oliveira as Otto adolescente, Kristel Díaz as Ana adolescente, as Álvaro, as Olga, as Javier, Rosa Morales as Sofía, Petri Heino as Aki, Beate Jensen as Madre de Otto, as Álvaro Midelman, Outi Alanen as Mensajera, María Isasi as Dependienta

Lovers of the Arctic Circle Review

Surprising, haunting, magical, and spiritual -- Lovers of the Arctic Circle presents a strange story of love and bizarre coincidence, a journey across decades that begins when a boy falls in love with a girl at school. When their parents end up getting married, "brother and sister" begin a torrid affair, then eventually split up when, as a young man, the boy leaves to seek his destiny. As adults, the two try to seek each other out again, converging upon a small island in the Arctic Circle.

Reminscent of Map of the Human Heart, the film is slow to get going and a bit gimmicky (telling the story from both points of view, repeating the scenes with a different slant), but it all pays off in the end. Give it a chance; you're sure to fall in love with all three actresses that play the woman throughout her life.

Aka Los Amantes del Círculo Polar.