PÖFF : 2020 : BNFF

Walchensee Forever

Local title
Igavesti Walchensee
Original title
Walchensee Forever
Director
Janna Ji Wonders
Country
Germany
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
IN FOCUS: NEW GERMAN CINEMA

Rarely can a documentary be this intimate while speaking about the whole world – in- and outside – at the same time. Much lauded since its premiere at Berlinale 2020, director Janna Ji Wonders tells the story of the women in her family over the last century.

An additional protagonist is mindblowingly beautiful Lake Walchensee in Bavaria, where the family opened a café in 1920 which still exists today. And then there is the cinematic sensibility that seemed to run through the generations inside the family: Janna Ji Wonders makes exceptional great use of artistic video and photo material that was created long before her birth – connecting four generations, the political and the private, and what it means to have or find a home.

Christoph Gröner

Director
Janna Ji Wonders
Screenwriter
Janna Ji Wonders
Producer
Martin Heisler
DoP
Janna Ji Wonders, Sven Zellner, Anna Werner
Editor
Anja Pohl
Runtime
Language
German, English
Director
Janna Ji Wonders

Bling Bling (doc, 2001), Kinder der Schlafviertel (Street Punk Moscow, doc, 2005), Walchensee Forever (doc, 2020)

Programme presented by

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening041601 / Igavesti Walchensee
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema Tartu
Screening052202 / Igavesti Walchensee
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 2 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening101603 / Igavesti Walchensee
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer