My Wonderful Wanda

Winner
Nora Ephron Prize
Tribeca Film Festival
Nominee
Jury Award ~ Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature
Tribeca Film Festival
Nominee
Jury Award ~ Best Actor in an International Narrative Feature
Tribeca Film Festival
A satire that gets to the heart of family dynamics, privilege, motherhood, class – and lack of it. In so many ways, 'Wanda' is pretty wonderful.

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My Wonderful Wanda

Winner of awards at Tribeca and Vancouver, MY WONDERFUL WANDA is a delightful satire of the haves and the have-nots set against the backdrop of a gorgeous lakeside villa in Switzerland. At the story's center is Wanda (Agnieszka Grochowska), a Polish caretaker who has left her own small children in Poland to look after Josef (André Jung), the stroke-ridden patriarch of the wealthy Wegmeister-Gloor dynasty. Wanda is adept in navigating the tricky family dynamics between the two grown (if still childish) offspring and the elegant if controlling matriarch Elsa (an amazing Marthe Keller), along with the sporadic intervention of animals stuffed or alive. But an unexpected turn of events turns everything upside down. While MY WONDERFUL WANDA exposes present-day realities of class injustice, thanks to writer-director Bettina Oberli's empathetic lens, it is never less than a very human comedy.

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Genre
Greg's List, Comedy, Drama, Women and Film
Runtime
112
Language
German
Director
Bettina Oberli
Writer(s)
Bettina Oberli, Cooky Ziesche
Cast
Agnieszka Grochowska, Marthe Keller, André Jung, Birgit Minichmayr, Jacob Matschenz, Anatole Taubman, Cezary Pazura, Agata Rzeszewsk, Bruno Rajski, Iwo Rajski
Awards:
Winner, Nora Ephron Prize, Tribeca Film Festival
Nominee, Jury Award ~ Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival
Nominee, Jury Award ~ Best Actor in an International Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival
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FEATURED REVIEW
Anthony Ray Bench, Film Threat

'My Wonderful Wanda' is a Swiss film about a caretaker and the strange relationship that forms between her eccentric patient and his equally odd family. Director and co-writer Bettina Oberli crafts a wonderfully fascinating story about a dysfunctional family that brings the tears and the laughs ...

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