Germany 2020, 110 min, German, Hebrew & English subtitles

The family story of director Janna Ji Wonders begins and ends on the shore of a beautiful lake in Bavaria, in the small café her great grandmother had opened in 1920. Many ghosts haunt this café. Her grandmother had grown up there and then ran it with a firm hand; her mother and aunt had grown up there and then fled to the end of the world, traveled far and wide, performed as musicians, joined a hippie commune and even a harem—only to return to the lake. The director herself grew up there too, and has been trying since childhood to piece together the story of the women in her family, and find her place in it.
Filmed and told with extraordinary tenderness, this is a convoluted, dramatic tale about five generations of women—a tale of love and heartbreak, tight bonds, and hope.

Previous Festivals: Berlinale


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Director: Janna Ji Wonders
Production: Martin Heisler, Katharina Bergfeld, Najda Smith
Production Company: Bayerischer Rundfunk, Flare Film
Editing: Anja Pohl
Sound Design: Sven Zellner
Music: Cico Beck, Markus Acher

Source: Deckert Distribution

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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. With her band YA-HA! she recently released a debut album. Her love for music shapes her work as a filmmaker. Jannas latest film I REMEMBER had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2015. For her new project WALCHENSEE FOREVER she received the “Made in Germany Award - Perspektive” at the Berlinale 2016.