Wanda (Agnieszka Grochowska) is the 35-year-old Polish carer of Josef, bedridden patriarch of the wealthy but dysfunctional Wegmeister-Gloor family. While they revel in their fabulous lakeside villa in Switzerland, Wanda sends her wages home to her parents in Poland, who are looking after her children. But how does Wanda supplement her wages? This soon becomes apparent in this charming comedy.
As preparations for Josef’s 70th birthday loom, tensions break out. Viperish daughter Sophie (Birgit Minichmayr), with an eye on the family fortune, is suspicious of Josef and Wanda’s playful relationship, while timid son Gregi (Jacob Matschenz) is besotted with her. Matriarch Elsa (Marthe Keller) just wants a quiet life. What happens next throws everything up in the air and makes rich and poor worlds collide. Shot entirely at the villa for added comic intensity.
‘The pitch-perfect tension of the dialogue… and pregnant pauses that may or may not unearth secrets and lies, is carried off with aplomb by the gifted cast and strong direction.’ - Matthew Anderson, Cinevue.
‘My Wonderful Wanda is a delightful comedy of manners satirizing people previously living in insulated contentment… The dialogue is sharp and revealing…’ - Harvey Karten, shockya.com