The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Walchensee Forever

Ends April 11th

 

In this personal story about the eternal cycle of life, identity, roots, and self-fulfillment, director Janna Ji Wonders seeks to uncover the secrets of her family’s past and her role among four generations of strong, passionate women. Entrenched in their home near Bavaria’s Lake Walchensee, the women manage a café while the men in their lives come and go. But with the freedoms of the 1960s, Janna’s mother Anna and her aunt Frauke take off for Mexico, where they perform traditional German music and take part in Ayahuasca ceremonies. They also visit San Francisco during the “Summer of Love,” travel to Indian ashrams, and became part of Rainer Langhans’ Kommune 1 in Berlin. But still, they ultimately return to Lake Walchensee.

Directed by Janna Ji Wonders | 2020 | 110 minutes | Germany | German with English Subtitles

KINO! Germany NOW! offers a handpicked selection of some of Germany’s most promising narrative, documentary, and short films that premiered within the last year. These 13 films by 14 up-and-coming directors from Germany, all with distinct backgrounds and unique approaches to filmmaking, offer a diverse and intriguing cross-section of current German cinema. KINO! Germany NOW! is a project of the German Film Office, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films, and is presented in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.

A portion of every ticket purchased directly supports The Frida Cinema, Orange County’s only non-profit indie cinema.