My Wonderful Wanda

International Narrative Competition

World Premiere

FEATURE | Switzerland | 110 MINUTES

MY WONDERFUL WANDA

Comedy, Drama

Wanda (Agnieszka Grochowska) nurses Josef (André Jung), the patriarch of the wealthy Wegmeister-Gloor family, and in preparation for his 70th birthday, his wife Elsa (Marthe Keller) asks Wanda to help out on some additional maid duties. Wanda shrewdly negotiates for more money – money she sends back to her family in Poland where her parents are taking care of her children Jakob (Iwo Rajski) and Tomasz (Bruno Rajski). Their son Gregi (Jacob Matschenz) likes Wanda, making Josef jealous, and their daughter Sofie (Birgit Minichmayr) doesn’t trust Wanda, accusing her of stealing money from the family. When an unexpected complication arises, family secrets come to light and arrangements are made to try and appease everyone.

In her biting dramatic comedy of errors, award-winning Swiss director Bettina Oberli astutely tackles class issues and shows how money doesn’t buy happiness and is never simple when dealing with family and reputations. Anchored by Teen Spirit’s Grochowska, Downfall’s Minichmayr, and Marathon Man’s Keller, My Wonderful Wanda keeps the twists and turns coming, especially when Wanda’s father Pawel Kowalski (Cezary Pazura) steps into the chaos. — Judd Taylor


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Bettina Oberli

Bettina Oberli’s award-winning debut North Wind premiered at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. Her second feature, Late Bloomers, was a box office success Switzerland. Her latest film, With The Wind, won the Variety Piazza Grande Award at the Locarno Film Festival.

Director
Bettina Oberli
Producer
Lukas Hobi, Reto Schaerli
Screenwriter
Cooky Ziesche, Bettina Oberli
Cinematographer
Judith Kaufmann
Composer
Grandbrothers
Editor
Kaya Inan
Production Designer
Marion Schramm
Costume Design
Laura Locher
Makeup Department Head
Adrienne Chauliac
Sound Mixer
Hugo Poletti
Casting Director
Corinna Glaus, Magdalena Szwarcbart
Cast
Agnieszka Grochowska, Marthe Keller, André Jung, Birgit Minichmayr, Jacob Matschenz, Anatole Taubman

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