In her documentary family saga WALCHENSEE FOREVER, director Janna Ji Wonders embarks on a voyage of discovery spanning four generations of women over a century. In order to uncover the secrets and her role in the generation chain, she leads us from the family café at the Bavarian Lake Walchensee via Mexico to San Francisco during the “Summer of Love”, Indian ashrams, a German commune and back again and again to Lake Walchensee.
Questions about identity, roots and self-fulfillment are asked through this search for life, love and death. A personal story about the eternal cycle of life.
- "With its mercurial weather, which has a habit of heightening and harmonising with the stories unfolding on camera, and the shadowy secrets under its glassy surface, the lake serves as both a location and a fitting metaphor for the ancestral history which director Janna Ji Wonders chronicles in this involving... family album."
Awards & Recognition
Berlin Int'l. Film Festival
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
Bavarian Film Awards
Taiwan Int'l. Documentary Film Festival
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival