Europe on the verge of social and economic change. A close up into the shaken vision of 4 couples, daily struggles, fights, kids, sex and passion. A movie about the politics of love.
EUROPE, SHE LOVES was the opening film of the Panorama Dokumente section of the 2016 Berlinale (world premiere).
Four couples struggle on the edge of mother Europe. In countries troubled by economic and social crises they stumble through life with charme, sex and plenty of passion. A movie about the politics of love. In Sevilla JUAN, 21, and CARO, 23, experience the wonder of a young love. However, Juan is without a plan for the life that lies ahead of him and she desperately needs one. SIOBHAN, aged 28, and TERRY, 23, live in Dublin. When they first met they have fallen for love and heroin like other young habitants of this cold weathered town. But now sober for some time, on their way to lead a common life, their passion seems to disappear. In Tallinn, close to the northeastern border of Europe, VERONIKA, a 29 year old go-go dancer, and her partner HARRI, 31, find themselves caught up in the toil of a patchwork family. Her oldest son proves to be a challenge for Veronikas confidence in Harri. She wants him to accept Artur as his own. Meanwhile in Thessaloniki, Greece, PENNY, 23, is about to leave her longtime lover NIKO, 33, to go to work in Italy. But how do you leave someone who loves you too much?
Written and directed by: Jan Gassmann
Cinematography: Ramon Giger
Art Direction: Anne Weick
Original Sound: Fabian Gutscher
Editing: Miriam Märk, Roland von Tessin, Jaques l’Amour
Assistant Directors: Minna Hint, Amparo Martinez, Giorghia Skafianaki, Wissame Cherfi, Maja Gujinovic
Producers: Lisa Blatter, Jan Gassmann
Co-Producers: Andreas Hörl, Florian Schneider, Maren Lüthje
Original Score: Library Tapes
Cello arranged and performed by: Julia Kent