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Thunder in My Heart
Prata Sannita
Portrait Project
Thicker than Water
Goodbye Randy
museum 32

17th of October, 2017
Exhibition at the Hochschule der Künste, Braunschweig


September 2017
SUNBURNED receives funding from FFA


Science Fiction film BLUE EYE receives support from Berlin Künstlerinnenförderung
developed @ the Villa Aurora


SUNBURNED receives funding from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg


January 2017
WANJA is released on DVD


German Press about WANJA

"Am unteren Ende" SWR2
von Julia Haungs

Bayern 2 FilmFavorit

"Wanja" - eine Frau wagt einen Neuanfang" NDR Kultur
von Katja Nicodemus

"Wanja braucht den Kick" in der taz. die tageszeitung
Anne Ratte-Polle im Interview mit Jenni Zylka!5308575/

"Fremd in der eigenen Haut" im Tagesspiegel
von Christiane Peitz

"Unter bissigen Stuten" auf SPIEGEL ONLINE
von Carolin Weidner

"Einfach da. Anne Ratte-Polle ist in "Wanja" eine Entdeckung" im BR - Bayerischer Rundfunk
von Moritz Holfelder

Wanja bei Knut Elstermann

Anne Ratte-Polle bei Volle Kanne im ZDF

"Ich hatte Lust auf eine geheimnisvolle Frau" auf Deutschlandradio Kultur
Carolina Hellsgård im Interview mit Susanne Burg

"Wanja" im kulturradio vom rbb
von Carsten Beyer

"Wanja" auf radioeins
von Anke Leweke

Kritik zu Wanja in der epd Film
von Alexandra Seitz


Festival voices

WANJA marks the feature debut of its director Carolina Hellsgård, who seems keen on maintaining a certain non-judgemental distance
between audience and leading character, that allows her to be all the more real, in an unflinching portrait of a woman that is far from

The heartbeat of this film is Hellsgård’s script; with its simple and sparse dialogue, it is able to show and never tell.
The creation of Wanja is excellent, a blend of strength and uncertainty. (...) The use of Wanja’s relationship with animals is
exceptionally crafted and expresses her as a character far better than pages of dialogue ever could. This is a great film,
with a protagonist not yet ready to give in, a masterly shot urban landscape and an eye on keeping the viewer engaged

Berlinale Interview with Carolina Hellsgård about WANJA - by Helene Hegemann (in German)

Press kit (German)




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