STARTS STREAMING FRIDAY, APRIL 23 for $12
The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 45/55. You can watch My Wonderful Wanda for 48 hours after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.
“A biting satire that deftly comments on class, the immigrant experience, motherhood, family dynamics and legacy, however, it does so with a sense of self-awareness and humor.” – Hel Harding-Jones, Digital Fix
Winner of awards at the Tribeca and Vancouver Film Festivals, My Wonderful Wanda is a cutting yet charmingly quirky 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, Child 44), 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 and highly odd 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 (international superstar Marthe Keller, Marathon Man; Black Sunday), along with the sporadic intervention of animals – stuffed or alive. But an unexpected turns of events, including a surprising pregnancy, 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. (Dir. by Bettina Oberli, 2020, Switzerland, in German with English subtitles, 111 mins., Not Rated)