About the Looking for and the Finding of Love

About the Looking for and

About the Looking for and the Finding of Love

Running Time: 107 mins

North American PremiereOn a rainy night, the composer Mimi Nightingale meets a young singer to whom he gives the poetic name “Venus Morningstar” and for whom he will write his most beautiful songs. And everything seems to go great. But after seven years of petty arguing, Mimi and Venus’ relationship falls apart. After their separation, they both become painfully aware that they have lost the love of their lives. At first, they attempt practical solutions to overcome their grief: Venus finds a new boyfriend and Mimi…kills himself. Even though now in different worlds, they realize the heartbreaking truth that they simply cannot be without each other—but it appears to be too late. Desperate but unwavering in her belief that love is stronger than death, Venus descends, as Orpheus once had, into the forbidding depths of the underworld to retrieve her lost lover.A hauntingly beautiful and gorgeous film, Helmut Dietl’s About the Looking for and Finding of Love is a modern love story filled with unexpected laughs, stunning visuals and romance which ultimately proves that love is strong…but sometimes relationships just get in the way.MAVERICK COMPETITION

On a rainy night, the composer Mimi Nightingale meets a young singer to whom he gives the poetic name “Venus Morningstar” and for whom he will write his most beautiful songs.