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April 23, 2021

NEW: The CMU International Film Festival Presents: A virtual screening of the film “My Wonderful Wanda” as its final film this season!

Directed by Bettina Oberli
Switzerland | 2020 | 110 min
When: April 23 - 29

Where: Online


Winner of awards at Tribeca and Vancouver, My Wonderful 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 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.


Tickets are on sale on April 23 and viewing goes until April 29. Viewers will have until April 29 to watch the film regardless of when the ticket was purchased. After the inital viewing of the film, viewers will have a 48-hour window to finish watching. 
Register for the film and discussion in one easy step. You can sign up at no additional cost with the "Virtual Screening + Live Discussion" package.
2020 Festival Passes will also be honored for this event. 
Register here for the film!


Live Zoom Discussion!

When: Thursday, April 15
Where: Online

The CMU IFF invites you to a live discussion for the film My Wonderful Wanda with director, Bettina Oberli.
Oberli is currently a writer and director located in Zurich. Her short and long feature films have been shown at festivals and in cinemas around the world. Her debut film Im Nordwind premiered in 2004. Her most successful film to date is Late Bloomers (2006) which still remains among the top three Swiss feature films of all time. My Wonderful Wanda (2020) is her sixth feature film.
This discussion will be FREE and open to the public.  Advance registration is required. Spots are limited, so register now!
Have Any Questions For the Live Discussion?
If you have any questions before the discussion on April 29, please feel free to write them in our form prior to the virtual event. These questions should be related to the topics of the film that the speakers can address during the discussion. We appreciate your time and participation in our live discussion. You can fill out the form here
Register here for the Live Discussion!

Almost Like the Real Thing!

The festival team has created an opportunity for anyone who would like to simulate a "real" festival event experience.  It’s called “Almost Like the Real Thing” and will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 29:
  • 4:00 pm (EST) - View My Wonderful Wanda online 
  • 6:00 pm (EST) Join a free live discussion on Zoom. Access to the discussion will not be restricted to people who participate in this simulation. However, advance registration is required and places will be limited. You can register for the discussion
We look forward to (virtually) seeing you there!

Register here for Almost Like the Real Thing!