When Sophie and Georg meet and start to fall in love, she is pregnant from her ex boyfriend who has left her. Georg naturally grows into the role of a father to the newborn child Jakob. The composed family has to deal with the usual issues of modern parenthood: Who is allowed to work, who takes care of the kid? How much freedom is possible, how much sacrifice must be made? And is there room for passion in the midst of all this? A few years later, Georg and Sophie are separated. Jakob is six years old and his parents are desperately fighting over his custody. Until Sophie’s new boyfriend starts to mediate between the parties.
In fragmented scenes which all take place in front of the same apartment building in Berlin, the film draws the elliptical portrait of a modern patchwork family. The characters share their sorrows and longings between walls, pillars and on parking lots. Home is no longer a safe haven, but a windy intermediate space. A laconic look at the everyday irrationalities of love.
Miriam Bliese was born in 1978 and grew up in Berlin and Paris. After wor-king in theatre in Hamburg and Berlin, she studied literature and philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin and worked as a freelance journalist for tv channels such as ARTE. From 2005 on she studied directing at Deutsche Film- und Fern-sehakademie Berlin (DFFB). She is the author and director of several short films that have been screened at internatio-nal festivals. In 2014 she won the Short Tiger Shortfilm Award for her film “At the door“. “The Components of Love“ is her first feature film.