As the OPENING FILM of our 14th edition, we bring you a truly extraordinary project!

The Croatian documentary LOVE AROUND THE WORLD was filmed by Andjela and Davor Rostuhar during their fifteen-month-long honeymoon across six continents. Their goal was to “create 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 result is a collage of 33 different stories about love, relationship, marriage and its challenges, which is accompanied by impressive scenes from all corners of our planet, from the Amazon rainforest and remote villages in the Himalayas to the largest metropolises.

In interviews with couples of different nationalities, sexual orientations, cultures, religions, and political orientations, this documentary offers us different views and answers to the key question – What is love?

Couples are revealed to us through the different stages of their relationship – from the moment they met or had their first date, through the decision to marry or live together and subsequent arguments and challenges, all the way to the present moment and their plans for the future.

The interviews are intertwined with montage sequences composed of 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.

Read more about this film in the program IN FOCUS:

Visit the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival at Filmhuis Den Haag between 23 – 27 November.