Walchensee Forever

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.

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Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2020

Format
HD

Length
110 min

Director
Janna Ji Wonders

Production
Flare Film in co-production with BR

Original Language
German, English

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Berlinale 2020 (Kompass-Perspektive Award)
Thessaloniki IDF 2020 (Golden Alexander Newcomers Award)
Taiwan IDF 2020 (postponed to 2021)
DOK.fest Munich @home 2020
Istanbul IFF 2020
Biografilm 2020 (Best Film Unipol Award)
Dokufest Prizren 2020
EIDF 2020
Der neue Heimatfilm Freistadt 2020 (Audience Award)
DocAviv 2020
Musikfilmtage Oberaudorf 2020 (Opening Film)
Film Ohne Grenzen Festival Bad Saarow 2020

// Winner of the Bavarian Film Award 2020 (Best Documentary)
// Best Editing Award (Documentary) for Anja Pohl at the German Camera Award