Walchensee Forever

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    Walchensee Forever

    Directed by

    Germany

    2020

    110 min

    • German
    • English

    Documentary

    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“. It is a timeless family story about the search for identity, self-realization, love, pain, dependence, loss, psychosis, birth, death and a film about the cycle of life.

    Awards

    • Compass-Perspektive-Award - BERLINALE PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO 2020
    • Golden Alexander Newcomers Award - Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2020

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Janna Ji Wonders
    Nico Woche
    Cinematography
    Janna Ji Wonders
    Sven Zellner
    Anna Werner
    Editing
    Anja Pohl
    Music
    Markus Acher
    Cico Beck
    Production
    FLARE FILM GMBH
    Sales
    DECKERT DISTRIBUTION
    Janna Ji Wonders

    Janna Ji Wonders

    Germany

    Born in Mill Valley, California, she grew up near Lake Walchensee in Bavaria. She studied at the University of Film and Television in Munich and shot numerous music videos. Her documentaries BLING BLING (2001), about the gangster rap scene in LA, and Street Punk Moscow, about young punks in the suburbs of Moscow, won several awards. Her feature film I REMEMBER (2015) was selected for the 2015 Perspektive Deutsches Kino while her concept for WALCHENSEE FOREVER received the "Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship“ in 2016; the completed film won the Bavarian Film Award in January 2020.