LOVE AROUND THE WORLDAndjela & Davor Rostuhar
An inspirational essay on love, loving and being together told through encounters with attractive couples all around the world. Beautifully shot, a well-edited and directed film made by a married couple who turned their own honeymoon into a remarkable year-long trip with their camera. The most viewed Croatian film in theatres in 2021.
LJUBAV OKO SVIJETA
Croatia, Germany | 2021 | 75 min
PRODUCTION: Andjela & Davor Rostuhar – KEK; Autentic Production, Drugi Plan
SCREENPLAY: Andjela & Davor Rostuhar
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Davor Rostuhar
EDITING: Ivan Zivalj
MUSIC: Nenad Kovacic, Teresa Campos, Darragh Quinn, Nils Peschanski
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 of love and marriage, challenges and struggles, highs and lows, amounting to one big love story which reminds us that love is never simple, but at the same time just a few things on Earth are as simple as love. The film is a collage of subjective statements by people from different geographical, economic and political contexts, and follows all phases of their relationship – from the moment they met, all the way up to the present.
My wife Andjela and I turned our honeymoon into a year-long exploration of possible answers to the question – what is love? On this journey, we talked to more than 200 people in 30 countries on 6 continents. After coming home, we transformed this inspiring experience into a documentary and a book showing all the complexity of love in the 21st century. As two experienced world travellers, we met thanks to our joint passion. Deciding to get married after three years of being together, it only made sense to us to spend our honeymoon doing what we love the most – travelling. For a whole year, we travelled the world interviewing different couples about the meaning of love.
Festivals & Awards (selection)
ZagrebDox, Croatia 2021 – Audience Award | Beldocs, Serbia 2021 – Best Film in Teen Program | Croatian Film Days, 2021 – Audience Award, Special Mention for Production and Film Placement | DOKUart, Croatia 2021 – Audience Award | CinEast, Luxembourg 2021 – Audience Award | ART&TUR, Portugal 2021 – Best Film (Emotional Impact), Best Documentary up to 90’
Andjela Rostuhar was born in Zagreb in 1985, where she graduated in Entrepreneurship Economics from the Vern’ University. In 2015, after working in the tourist industry for ten years, she got a job at the Club for Expeditions and Culture (KEK) where she is in charge of organisation and marketing. She is an executive producer of the film Polar Dream (2018) and together with Davor Rostuhar the co-author of Love Around the World (2020).
Davor Rostuhar was born in Zagreb in 1982 and since 2001 he has worked as a writer, journalist and photographer. He worked as an associate for magazines such as the National Geographic, Meridijani and Geo. He is a founder and the president of Club for Expeditions and Culture, an organisation focused on organising expeditions to remote parts of the world, photography, videography and book publishing. He is the author of numerous exhibitions, eight books and two documentary films: Polar Dream (2018) and Love Around the World (2020).