Europe, She Loves

Europe, She Loves interweaves the stories of four couples on the edge of Europe: Siobhan and Terry in Dublin want to live without drugs; in Tallinn, Veronika wants Harri to get on better with her son Artur; Penny wants to leave Thessaloniki and the older Nicolas to work in Italy, and newly enamored Juan and Karo in Seville barely think about the future. Excessive parties and drug taking are all par for the course and the protagonists have no qualms about allowing the camera to observe intimate moments right up to the point of sex. (Berlin International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
JAN GASSMANN, born in Zurich in 1983, made documentaries in South America and India before studying at the University of Television and Film Munich. His documentary Chrigu and his fiction film debut Off Beat both screened at the Berlin International Film Festival. His documentary Karma Shadub (co-directed by Ramon Giger) won the Grand Prix at Visions du Réel in 2013. // Films (selection): Chrigu (2007, doc; CE’08), Off Beat (2012), Style Wars 2 (2013, doc), Karma Shadub (2015, doc), Heimatland (Wonderland, 2015; CE’16), Europe, She Loves (2016)
Competition Documentary 2016
Jan Gassmann
Switzerland / Germany 2016
100 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Jan Gassmann
Cinematography Ramon Giger
Editing Miriam Märk, Roland von Tessin, Jacques l’Amour
Sound/Sounddesign Maurizius Staerkle Drux, Fabian Gutscher
Music Library Tapes
With Penny, Nicolas, Veronika, Harri, Karo, Juan, Siobhan, Terry
Producer(s) Lisa Blatter, Jan Gassmann (2:1 Film, CH), Maren Lüthje, Andreas Hörl, Florian Schneider (lüthje schneider hörl FILM, DE)
2:1 Film Binzstrasse 23 8045 Zurich Switzerland
Verleih in Österreich / Austrian Distribution
Mariahilfer Straße 58/7
1070 Vienna, Austria

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere