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“★★★★ This confident feature debut by British-Greek director Oliver Krimpas, elegantly written by Jonathan Kiefer, is unique, its own special, weird thing that leaves a long, pleasant, earthy aftertaste, like vintage calvados.” –Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

“An indie with a science-smitten heroine and a continental touch, reminiscent of the cinema of Eric Rohmer in which the eros is contained in radiant, refined conversation.” –Gerald Peary, The Arts Fuse

“Not your cookie-cutter, boy-meets-girl, fall-in-love, mass-produced blockbuster movie. An intelligent sort of love story... guaranteed to sweep you away.” –Amy Calder, Morning Sentinel 

“Exquisite -- top 10 festival films of 2019 you haven’t seen yet.” –Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle 

“Clever and genial” –Edward Porter, Sunday Times

“A bittersweet love story about two people coming together in an indifferent universe. It’s lovingly directed, it’s wonderfully photographed, the acting is excellent; in terms of movie-making it’s a prime example of where less is actually more. I found it moving and refreshing and funny and thought-provoking and very smart… there’s not a frame I would lose.” –Tim Sika, KGO

“A metaphysical walk-and-talk, it's a brainy movie, and clever, too... the acting and cinematography are top-notch.” –Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid 

"★★★★  The sheer originality of this film makes it remarkable, but it is all the more extraordinary for being a debut feature.” – Mansel Stimpson, Film Review Daily

“A clever romantic drama that explores the gulf between expectations and realities. It features two beautiful lead performances, gorgeous cinematography and a tender, soulful screenplay.” –Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

“Skillfully cinematic…an amusing, beautifully assembled rumination on love, loaded with ingenious provocations” –Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall

“A lot of time and resources get channelled into big movies that feel intrinsically empty; here's a small film - 79 minutes, two actors, one location - which contains multitudes.” –Mike McCahill, Cinésthesia 

“Handsomely filmed and well acted, Around the Sun plays like Sliding Doors with a science degree.” –Steve O'Brien, SFX

“Though the plot doesn’t fall into the science-fiction category, the film’s unique structure and concepts are directly informed by it, resulting in a hybrid movie-watching experience that transcends all expectations.” –Andrew Shearer, Athens Banner-Herald

“A charmingly accessible dialectic on time, space, attraction and connection. Clever without being show-offy, and warmly, winningly acted… an ideal first-date movie.” –Michael Fox, KQED

“An elegant drama, romantic and tinged with sci-fi, gorgeously shot.” –Pam Grady, San Francisco Chronicle

“Two people who meet outside a Normandy chateau play out several versions of their encounter in this accomplished, involving miniature.” –Daniel Eagan, Film Legacy

“★★★★, FILM OF THE WEEK: A truly unique and beautiful enigma of love, belonging, and science-fiction...Around the Sun is nothing short of magical." –Neil Baker, Cinerama

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