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WANJA

Feature film, 4K, 87 Min., Germany, 2015
Written and directed by Carolina Hellsgård
Produced by Johanna Aust / FLICKFILM GbR
Co-Production: STORYTELLERS GmbH & CO KG
Funded by BKM, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film and the nordmedia Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen mbH

with Anne Ratte-Polle & Nele Trebs


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NEWS!

WANJA comes to the German cinemas in June 2016!

Distributed by Basis Filmverleih
http://www.basisfilm.de/portal/wanja/

 

Swedish theatrical release at the Haga Bion, Gothenburg
from the 23rd of September 2016
http://www.hagabion.se/
download Swedish presskit


Synopsis

The former bank robber Wanja is released from a long prison sentence. As her feelings 
of loneliness escalate, Wanja sets out to find work and hereby a new identity. 
Against all odds she lands an internship at a horse race track. In the stable she gets to know 
the troubled teenager Emma, and a tentative friendship develops between the two women. When
Emma slips deeper into her own drug abuse, Wanja decides to rescue her.

 

 

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:


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

 

Goethe Institute 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
28-31 January, 2016
http://www.filmwochenende.de/



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



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/

 

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



Asian Premiere:

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


INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE:

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

 

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


WORLD PREMIERE:

Berlinale - Perspektive Deutsches Kino
5-15 February, 2015

***Nominated for Berlinale Best First Feature Award***

https://www.berlinale.de




Press info:

WANJA Presskit
WANJA Poster
WANJA Poster (PDF)
WANJA Stills


https://www.berlinale.de
http://www.berlinale.de/de/presse/pressemitteilungen/alle/Alle-Detail_25300.html




Main cast

Anne Ratte-Polle (Wanja)
Nele Trebs (Emma)
Robert Viktor Minich (Rudi)
Marko Dyrlich (Ulf)
Michael Baderschneider (Otto)
Mehmet Yilmaz (Nicolas)
Jan Bülow (Kevin)
Tim Blochwitz (Robbe)
Hauke Petersen (Dennis) 
Joachim Schönfeld (social worker)
Florian Anderer (social worker, job center)
Rike Eckermann (social worker, job center)
Cornelius Schwalm (robber)
Laura Kiehne (nurse) 
Stefan Dietrich (drug user)
Katharina Blaschke (group leader) 
Karin Tomzik (veterinary) 

Crew

Writer/Director: Carolina Hellsgård
DP: Kathrin Krottenthaler 
AC: Vlad Margulis
Production sound: Robert Fuhrmann 
Production manager: Andrea Giesel, Johanna Aust
Production supervisor: Sandra Gürtler 
Unit production manager: Cristian Obst, Peggy Rieckmann, Katja Berls, Paul Scharf
Assistant director: Anna Kremser 
Set photographer: Aline Reinsbach 
Gaffer: Sebastian Fuhrmann
Lighting technichians: Benedict Aufzug, Leon Kuklinski, Tillmann Both
2nd AC/DIT: Leonhard Kairat, Leonard Schmidt
Editor: Carolina Hellsgård, Antonella Sarubbi 
Scenography: Nadin Meister, Lea Walloschke
Props: Heather Purcell
Costume design: Elena Neuthinger, Lena Nienaber
Make-up: Jessica Krause
Child supervision: Uta Hörmeyer
Animal trainer: Thomas Wamser, Katja Elsässer
Costume design assistant / Fundus: Anne Makarov, Christian Röhrs
Casting: Christiane Lilge, Carolina Hellsgård 
Sound design: Christian Obermaier
Dialogues & Sound mix: Jochen Jezussek
Foley: Martin Langenbach
Mastering: Chaussee Filmton
Music: Steffen W. Scholz
Image Postproduction: Chroma Media GMBH & CO KG, Deli Pictures GMBH
Postproducer: Christoph Stingel
Color correction: Oliver Schumacher
VFX-Artist: Patrick Firmansyah
Title Design & Graphic: Kathrin Krottenthaler
Extras: Mecon Media Concept Ltd.
Editing advisor: Astrid Rieger, Szilvia Ruszev
Dramaturgical advisor: Gabriele Brunnenmeyer, Agnes Schruf
Location scouting: Andrea Giesel, Iris Czáck, Sandra Gürtler
Research: Jutta Geray, Ulla Loge
Project advisor: Katja Morgeneier, Irene von Alberti

Produced by FLICKFILM GbR
Producer: Johanna Aust
Co-Producer: Kim Neumann / STORYTELLERS GmbH & CO KG

Technical info: RED 4K, 90 minutes
Film technic from Chroma Media GMBH & CO KG, Media TV GMBH, Dino Wunderlich Videoequipment Verleih, 
Cine Service Mausolf, 25p *Cine Support, Kortwich Filmtontechnik

Project development supported by Kuratorium junger deutscher Film 
Production funding from BKM, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film 
and the nordmedia – Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen mbH


 

 

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