Documentary: Walchensee Forever
Streaming on Eventive, November 18 at 7:30pm ET - November 21 at 11:59pm ET
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Germany, 2020, 110 min., Director: Janna Ji Wonders, Screenplay: Nico Woche, Janna Ji Wonders Cast: Anna Werner, Janna Ji Wonders, Norma Werner (archive footage) Production: Flare Film
• Bavarian Film Awards 2020
*Winner, Best Documentary
• Berlin International Film Festival 2020
*Winner, Best Film, Compass-Perspektive Award
• German Film Awards, 2021
*Nomination, Best Documentary
*Nomination, Best Editing
• Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, 2021
* Winner, Newcomers Competition
In her documentary family saga Walchensee Forever, director Janna Ji Wonders embarks on a voyage of discovery spanning four generations of women over a century. In order to uncover the secrets and her role in the generation chain, she leads us from the family café at the Bavarian Lake Walchensee via Mexico to San Francisco during the “Summer of Love”, Indian ashrams, a German commune and back again and again to Lake Walchensee. Questions about identity, roots and self-fulfillment are asked through this search for life, love and death. It is a personal story about the eternal cycle of life.
Janna Ji Wonders
Born in Mill Valley, CA in 1978 to a German mother and an American father, Janna Ji Wonders grew up near Lake Walchensee in Bavaria. She studied at the University of Film and Television in Munich and shot numerous music videos. Her short documentaries Bling Bling, about the gangster rap scene in LA, and Street Punk Moscow, about young punks in the suburbs of Moscow, won several awards. In 2015, her feature film I Remember was selected for the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section of the Berlinale, where Walchensee Forever also premiered in 2020.
This film is appropriate for audiences over 18. The film is subtitled in English. No refunds will be issued for any tickets.