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In her documentary family saga WALCHENSEE FOREVER, director Janna Ji Wonders embarks on a voyage of discovery spanning a century: she takes us from the family café at the Bavarian Walchensee to San Francisco to the infamous "Summer of Love“. She discovers the secrets of her family to track down their role in the generation chain. It is a timeless family story about the search for identity, self-realization, love, pain, dependence, loss, psychosis, birth, death… It is a film about the cycle of life.
Genre Women, Biopic, History
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2020
Director Janna Ji Wonders
Cinematography Janna Ji Wonders, Sven Zellner, Anna Werner
Producers Martin Heisler, Katharina Bergfeld, Nadja Smith
Production Company Flare Film
Runtime 110 min
Format DCP, 1:1.78
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2020, Thessaloniki Doc 2020, Istanbul 2020, Biografilm Festival Bologna 2020, Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival 2021
Awards Compass Perspektive Award Berlinale 2020, Golden Alexander Newscomers Award Thessaloniki 2020, Best Film Unipol Award Biografilm Bologna 2020
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds

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