martes, 2 de febrero de 2010

This week the film is on THURSDAY!! Los Amantes del círculo polar (Spain)

This THURSDAY, (February 4)
Amigos del cine latinoamericano

Los amantes del círculo polar
Lovers of the Arctic Circle (Drama)
Dir. Julio Medem - Spain/ France, 1998

Circle is the key word here. Spanish filmmaker Julio Medem's dreamy, exquisitely constructed romance, set in Spain and Finland, finds poetry in geometry, particularly in the never-ending spherical shape of fated love. Taciturn liners Otto and Ana -the palindromic names are no accident- meet as children and instantly recognize each other as missing halves of a soulful whole (Three different pairs of actors play de duo). And as their lives twine over the years (her widowed mother falls in love with his divorced father), their joined destinies are echoed in a symetry of coincidence affecting parents, grandparents, teachers, and passing townspeople. Otto becomes a pilot, girdling the globe; Ana moves to Finland, yearning to stand where the Arctic sun never sets. Though in the end the heroes find each other again, we are invited to question the role of fate and predentination in people's lives rather than being gratified with a happily-ever-after conclusion.

Spanish with English subtitles

Free and open to the public

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium


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