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Presented in Partnership with the Frida Cinema as part of the series
KINO! GERMANY NOW!
Germany (2020), 110 min. German w/ English Subtitles
Writer-Director: Janna Ji Wonders, Cinematography: Janna Ji Wonders, Sven Zellner, Anna Werner, Producer: Ingo Fliess, Executive Producers: Ingrid Holzapfel, Birsin Çolakoğlu, Luzie Lohmeyer, Co-Producers: Martin Heisler, Katharina Bergfeld, Nadja Smith, Production Company: Flare Film
Questions about identity, roots and self-fulfillment are asked through this search for life, love and death.
In this personal story about the eternal cycle of life, identity, roots, and self-fulfillment, director Janna Ji Wonders seeks to uncover the secrets of her family’s past and her role among four generations of strong, passionate women. Entrenched in their home near Bavaria’s Lake Walchensee, the women manage a café while the men in their lives come and go. But with the freedoms of the 1960s, Janna’s mother Anna and her aunt Frauke take off for Mexico, where they perform traditional German music and take part in Ayahuasca ceremonies. They also visit San Francisco during the “Summer of Love,” travel to Indian ashrams, and became part of Rainer Langhans’ Kommune 1 in Berlin. But still, they ultimately return to Lake Walchensee. – Alissa Simon
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Trailer - WALCHENSEE FOREVER
Berlin IFF 2020:
Compass Perspektive Award, Bavarian Film Award 2020:
Best Documentary, Thessaloniki 2020: Golden Alexander Newcomers Award, Deutscher Kamerapreis 2020: Best Editing - Documentary, Biografilm Bologna 2020:
Best Film Unipol Award
Janna Ji Wonders
born in Mill Valley, CA in 1978 to a German mother and an American father, and 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.
KINO! Germany NOW! is a project of the German Film Office, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films, and is presented in partnership with the FRIDA CINEMA, Orange County's only 501(c)(3) not-for-profit art house theater. All proceeds directly support the Frida Cinema's mission to enrich, connect, and educate communities through the art of cinema.