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The first 30 people to register using the code CMUIFF will watch for free!


By purchasing a ticket to this event, you will have access to watch the film "My Wonderful Wanda". If you would also like to participate in the Live Discussion associated with the film, you can register separately for free here, or you can register for the "My Wonderful Wanda" Screening + Live Discussion package here (no additional cost).


Thursday, April 29th: Emulate our in-person event by watching the film at 4 pm (EDT) and then joining the FREE live discussion via Zoom with Swiss director Bettina Oberli at 6 pm (EDT).

“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, Tribeca Film Festival


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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  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    111 minutes
  • Language
    German
  • Country
    Switzerland
  • Director
    Bettina Oberli