German Film Forum - Love is in the Air
Director: Hans Weingartner, colour, 119 min., 2018
When biology student Jule finds out she is pregnant, she sets out for Portugal to find her boyfriend Alex. Traveling in a rusty Mercedes “303” campervan, she picks up hitchhiker Jan at a gas station outside Berlin. While on the road, they have impassioned and deep conversations about capitalism, human nature, love and the meaning of life. Their trip becomes an emotional roller coaster, which finds them desperately trying not to fall in love with each other …
Hans Weingartner sends his protagonists on an exciting road trip across Europe, with their palpable chemistry igniting their hot-button conversations. Socio-political depth and a tender love story meld into a captivating, light-handed, profoundly moving boy-meets-girl story.