What is love? A question most of us asked ourselves at least once in our lifetime… Anđela and Davor, a newly married couple from Croatia, decided to turn their honeymoon into a year-long exploration of possible answers to this question. On this journey, they talked to more than 200 people in 30 countries on 6 continents. And after coming home, they transformed this inspiring experience into a documentary and a book showing all the complexity of love in the 21st century.
For a whole year they traveled the world interviewing different couples on the meaning of love. They visited fresh couples as well as those who celebrated their diamond anniversary, they visited same-sex couples and heterosexual couples, they visited people in traditional polygamous and those in modern polyamory relationships. They talked to people who married themselves, people who have divorced, people whose spouses had died and those who are still searching for that special someone. And all of them were asked a similar set of questions – how they met, how they felt in the beginning of their relationship, how they would describe their feelings now, what they expect from their partners, what are their strengths, what are their weaknesses, how they approach problems and fights, and finally – what love means to them. On their way, they have also talked to scientists who research love in different fields, such as neuroscience, biology, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.
The book ‘Love Around the World’ came out about a year after Davor and Anđela’s journey and quickly won the hearts of readers.
The film ‘Love Around the World’ had its TV premiere in France and Germany on Arte TV, on Valentine’s Day. The theater premiere was held in Zagreb, Croatia after which the film went on a tour around Croatia and further, delighting the audience at every show.