Local | Meet Wanjas director Carolina Hellsgård 21/4 on Klarabiografen

By on April 9, 2016

Swedish-born director Carolina Hellsgård comes to the final of Goethe’s film club. Do not miss the chance to take part in the Carolinas perspective on contemporary German film production! After the screening of her film Wanja the audience are welcomed to talks and question time.

Wanja, which is partly inspired by Annika Östberg’s story, is about a woman searching for a new social context after being released from prison after seven years for bank robbery. Without knowing anything about horses, she manages to get an internship in a trotting stables. There, she learns to feel the teenage Emma and soon develops an ambivalent friendship relationship. When Emma is drawn down in her own drug abuse Wanja decides to rescue her. In simple and often absurd scenes depicted Wanjas attempts at social integration as well as her quest for community among animals and humans.

Wanja premiered at the Berlinale and nominated in the category best debut film. The film won the best debut film at Biberacher Film Festival in Germany. The film’s director, Carolina Hellsgård , works in Berlin.

The film is shown on Thursday, 21/4 at 18:30 on Klarabiografen, Culture City Theatre on Sergelstorg. The film has German speech and English text. Tickets cost 40 dollars and are available on Klara cinema’s website or at the box office at the Culture City Theatre and at the cinema. Reserved tickets must be paid no later than the day before the show, then they are released for sale.
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