My Wonderful Wanda
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My Wonderful Wanda

May 1-31

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

This wry Swiss satire takes on class inequality and domestic dysfunction through the lens of one privileged family and their father's Polish caregiver.

20/21 Hop Film

My Wonderful Wanda (2020) | Trailer | Gottfried Breitfuss | Agnieszka Grochowska | André Jung


Winner of awards at Tribeca and Vancouver, 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 this sharp tale 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.  D: Bettina Oberli, Switzerland, subtitled, 2020, 1h51m.

"Wry but empathetic"
—Variety

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