Walchensee Forever

Director: Janna Ji Wonders/
Producer:Flare Film / Bayerischer Rundfunk
Country / Region:Germany
Duration:110 min
Film Introduction
In her documentary family saga Walchensee Forever, director Janna Ji Wonders embarks on a voyage of discovery spanning four women over a century. In order to uncover the secrets and her role in the generation chain, Wonders leads us from the family café at the Bavarian Lake Walchensee via Mexico to San Francisco during the “Summer of Love”, Indian ashrams, a German commune and back again to Lake Walchensee. Questions about identity, roots and self-fulfillment as asked through this search for life, love and death. A personal story about the eternal cycle of life.
Film Creator
Janna Ji Wonders was born in Mill Valley, California and lives in Munich, Bavaria. She studied at the University of Television and Film Munich, where she directed numerous music videos, shorts and documentaries. Her award-winning films, including the L.A. Hip-Hop documentary Bling Bling and Street Punk Moscow about young punks in Russia, were shown at International Film Festivals around the world. Her feature film I Remember was selected for the Berlinale 2015 and her documentary Walchensee Forever premiered at the Berlinale 2020 where it won the “Kompass-Perspekive Award”. In January 2020 it received the “Bavarian Film Award”.
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