From deep within the Amazonian forests and remote villages in the Himalayas to the world’s largest metropolises, this stunning documentary shows us 33 different stories about love and marriage, challenges and struggles, highs and lows, creating one big love story that reminds us how love can never be simple, but at the same time how just a few things on Earth are as simple as love.
The film is a collage of subjective impressions of 40 different couples from different geographical locations, economical and political contexts. It follows all the stages of their relationships – from the moment they met or had their first date, through their decision to get married or move in together and their subsequent fights and challenges, all the way to the present moment and their plans for the future.
All the protagonists were asked the same set of questions – about how they met, how they felt at the beginning of their relationship, how would they describe their feelings now, what they expect from their partner, what are their strengths and what are their weaknesses, how do they approach problems and struggles, and lastly – what is love for them.
The interviews are intertwined with montage sequences composed by slow motion shots, impressive aerial images and time-lapses, showing stunning landscapes, wedding rituals, local customs, seduction rituals and interactions between couples that give the viewers additional context about the couples presented.
Documentary film ‘Love Around the World’ had its world premiere on Arte TV in France and Germany on Valentine’s Day 2021.
The Croatian theatre premier was held in June 2021 in Zagreb. After the premier, the film went on tour around the country. During Summer and Fall 2021, it has been shown in over 90 cinemas across Croatia and achieved an audience of over 15.000 people making it the most viewed domestic film this year and the third most viewed Croatian documentary in cinemas ever.
After touring Croatia, ‘Love Around the World’ has been shown in Blitz CineStar cinemas in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Distribution in rest of Europe is planned for 2022.
Film ‘Love Around the World’ is the most viewed domestic film in Croatian cinemas this year and the third most viewed Croatian documentary in cinemas of all times.
‘Love Around the World’ has been shown at the following film festivals and has won the following awards:
|17. ZagrebDOX||Zagreb, Croatia||Audience award|
|22. Mediteran Film Festival||Široki Brijeg, BiH||Not competing|
|Beldocs||Belgrade, Serbia||Best Film in Selection Beldocs Teen|
|30. Croatian Film Days||Zagreb, Croatia||Special mention for production and film placement|
|16. DOKUart||Bjelovar, Croatia||Audience award for best film|
|Four River Film Festival||Karlovac, Croatia||Not competing|
|CinEAST||Luxembourg, Luxembourg||Audience award for best film|
|ART&TUR||Aveiro, Portugal||Best Film Emotional Impact | Best Documentary up to 90’|