Global Bulletin: Zurich Sets ‘My Wonderful Wanda’ as Opener

In today’s Global Bulletin, the Zurich festival opens with “My Wonderful Wanda,” Philip Garrel, Tsai Ming-liang and Hong Sang-soo are contenders at San Sebastian, a new talent agency launches with “The Crown” actor Emma Corrin, WaZabi picks up Toronto title “Beans,” and the U.K.

celebrates returning to cinemas.Bettina Oberli’s “My Wonderful Wanda” will open the 16th Zurich film festival on Sept.

24, the first time the event is opening with a film by a female director.The film was supposed to bow at Tribeca, until the coronavirus pandemic forced its postponement to 2021.

Consequently, it will have its world premiere at Zurich.“My Wonderful Wanda” tells the story of Polish-born Wanda who looks after patriarch and post-stroke patient Josef at his lakeside family villa.

The work is poorly paid, but Wanda needs the money to support her own family back in Poland.

As a live-in caregiver, she gains

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