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WANJA is coming to German cinemas in June 2016!
distributed by Basis Film-Verleih Berlin

 

JULY
7.-13.7. Berlin, Babylon Berlin – Mitte
14.-20.7. Köln, Filmpalette
14.-20.7. Filmhaus, Saarbrücken

 

WATCH TRAILER!


German Press

"Am unteren Ende" SWR2
von Julia Haungs
http://www.swr.de/

Bayern 2 FilmFavorit
http://www.br.de/radio/bayern2/kultur/bayern-2-favoriten

"Wanja" - eine Frau wagt einen Neuanfang" NDR Kultur
von Katja Nicodemus
https://www.ndr.de/kultur/

"Wanja braucht den Kick" in der taz. die tageszeitung
Anne Ratte-Polle im Interview mit Jenni Zylka
http://www.taz.de/!5308575/

"Fremd in der eigenen Haut" im Tagesspiegel
von Christiane Peitz
http://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/

"Unter bissigen Stuten" auf SPIEGEL ONLINE
von Carolin Weidner
http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/kino/wanja

"Einfach da. Anne Ratte-Polle ist in "Wanja" eine Entdeckung" im BR - Bayerischer Rundfunk
von Moritz Holfelder
http://www.br.de/radio/bayern2/kultur

Wanja bei Knut Elstermann
http://www.radioeins.de

Anne Ratte-Polle bei Volle Kanne im ZDF
http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek

"Ich hatte Lust auf eine geheimnisvolle Frau" auf Deutschlandradio Kultur
Carolina Hellsgård im Interview mit Susanne Burg
http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de

"Wanja" im kulturradio vom rbb
von Carsten Beyer
http://www.kulturradio.de

"Wanja" auf radioeins
von Anke Leweke
http://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/mofr1013/_/wanja.html

Kritik zu Wanja in der epd Film
von Alexandra Seitz
https://www.epd-film.de/filmkritiken/wanja

 

Festival voices

WANJA marks the feature debut of its director Carolina Hellsgård, who seems keen on maintaining a certain non-judgemental distance
between audience and leading character, that allows her to be all the more real, in an unflinching portrait of a woman that is far from
perfect.

http://www.cinecola.com/


The heartbeat of this film is Hellsgård’s script; with its simple and sparse dialogue, it is able to show and never tell.
The creation of Wanja is excellent, a blend of strength and uncertainty. (...) The use of Wanja’s relationship with animals is
exceptionally crafted and expresses her as a character far better than pages of dialogue ever could. This is a great film,
with a protagonist not yet ready to give in, a masterly shot urban landscape and an eye on keeping the viewer engaged
throughout.

http://www.takeonecff.com/

Berlinale Interview with Carolina Hellsgård about WANJA - by Helene Hegemann (in German)


Press kit (German)

 

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:

 

Goethe-Institut Toronto
6th of October, 2016
https://www.goethe.de

Goethe Institut Stockholm
21st of April, 2016
www.goethe.de

 

Filmmoor Women’s Film Festival on Wheels, Istanbul
12 - 20 March, 2016
http://www.filmmor.org/en/

 

Gothenburg Film Festival, Sweden
29 Jan - 8 Feb, 2016
http://www.giff.se/en

 

Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg
Competition
28-31 January, 2016
http://www.filmwochenende.de/

 

Tbilisi International Film Festival, Georgia
30th of November – 6th of December
http://www.tbilisifilmfestival.ge/

 

South American Premiere:

São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
October 22nd to November 4th, 2015
New Filmmakers Competition
http://39.mostra.org/br/filme/8387-WANJA

 

US Premiere:

Austin Film Festival, US
Screenings:
Saturday, October 31 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
https://austinfilmfestival.com/festivalandconference/2015-film-schedule/
Wednesday, November 4 • 9:45pm - 11:45pm
https://austinfilmfestival.com/festivalandconference/2015-film-schedule/

 

Biberacher Filmfestspiele, Germany
Best first feature competition
4 – 8th of November
http://www.biberacherfilmfestspiele.de/

WANJA wins Best Feature Film Debut at the Biberacher Filmfestspiele in Germany!

 

Cork Film Fest, Ireland
6 – 15th of November
http://www.corkfilmfest.org/2015/festival-events/wanja/ #

 


Asian Premiere:

Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
9-18th of October 2015
http://wmwff.pixnet.net/blog/wanja

 

UK Premiere:

Goethe-Institut London
Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 19:00 h
In collaboration with the 35th Cambridge Film Festival.
http://www.goethe.de/WANJA



Cambridge Film Festival, UK
Contemporary German Cinema
Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 22:00 h
http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/film/wanja



North American Premiere:

Montreal World Film Festival, Canada
Focus on World Cinema 
Friday September 4, 2015 - 11:30 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 15
Saturday September 5, 2015 - 08:40 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 15
http://www.ffm-montreal.org/en/WANJA




INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE:

Official Competition at the Valletta Film Festival, Malta
15-21 June, 2015
https://www.vallettafilmfestival.com/film/wanja/

WANJA wins Best Screenplay at the Valletta Film Festival, Malta!

 

Official Competition at the Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove, Spain
19-26 June 2015
http://www.cinemajove.com/


WORLD PREMIERE:

Berlin International Film Festival 2015
Perspektive deutsches Kino
nominated for Berlinale Best First Feature Award
7-15 Februar 2015

 

 

 



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