The Components of Love

97 mins.
Directed by Miriam Bilese
German with subtitles

This event is free to Amherst Cinema Members.

Love is ephemeral and relationships complex in this fragmented chronicle of a romance between two young adults in present-day Berlin. When Sophie meets Georg, she’s pregnant and recently abandoned by the child’s father. They quickly fall in love, with Georg raising her son as his own, though the ties that bind their patchwork family ultimately prove tenuous.

This laconic look at the everyday irrationalities of love takes place in front of the same Berlin apartment building across many years. With a sharp eye and steady hand, director Miriam Bliese delves into the mysteries of attraction and the waning of desire.