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LUNA WEDLER
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LUNA WEDLER

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Luna Wedler was born in Zurich in 1999. At the age of 14 she attended her first casting for Niklaus Hilber's feature film "Amateur Teens" and promptly got the role of "Milena". This was followed by "Lina Loves" by Mike Schaerer.

 

In 2016, Luna Wedler began her training at the European Film Actor School in Zurich, which she successfully completed in 2018. In the same year she shot the feature films "Der Läufer" by Hannes Baumgartner and "Flitzer" by Peter Luisi, as well as "Blue my mind" by Lisa Brühlmann, in which she played her first leading role.

 

"Blue my mind" celebrated its world premiere at the San Sebastián Film Festival 2017. At the Zurich Film Festival, the feature film received the main award and the critics' prize, among others. The Festa del Cinema di Roma awarded the film the Best First Feature Award. At the 39th Max Ophüls Festival, "Blue my mind" received the Best Director Award.

 

At the beginning of 2017, the actress was in front of the camera for the European series "The Team" together with Jürgen Vogel, as well as for the TV film "Zwiespalt" directed by Barbara Kulcsar and the feature film "Beast" by Lorenz Merz.

 

This was followed in autumn 2017 by the filming of the feature film "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" in Berlin. Directed by Aron Lehmann, Luna Wedler took on the lead role of "Roxy". At the Berlinale 2018, Luna Wedler was awarded as "European Shooting Star" by the EFP. In the following years, the Günter Rohrbach Film Prize, the New Faces Award and the Bavarian Film Prize, among others, followed.

 

She also received the 2018 Swiss Film Award for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for "Blue my Mind". The actress also appeared in front of the camera for the feature film "Dem Horizont so nah". Directed by Tim Trachte, she took on the lead role alongside Jannik Schümann in the bestselling film adaptation by Jessica Koch.

 

In 2019, Luna Wedler was in front of the camera for the film adaptation of the successful novel "Auerhaus" by author Bov Bjerg, directed by Neele Leana Vollmar, as well as for the cinema project "The Story of My Wife" by Ildiko Enyedi. The actress also took on the lead role in the new Netflix series "Biohackers". The thriller series was released in August 2020.

 

This was followed by the shooting of the feature film "Je suis Karl" alongside Jannis Niewöhner, directed by Christian Schwochow. The film will be released in cinemas on 16 September 2021. Before that, it premiered as the Berlinale Special Gala at the Berlinale 2021. She was nominated for the German Film Award in the category "Best Female Lead" for her performance.

 

In May 2021, the Instagram project "Ich bin Sophie Scholl" (I am Sophie Scholl) was launched, in which she portrayed Sophie Scholl. On the Instagram channel @ichbinsophiescholl, the last 10 months of Sophie Scholl's life were told from her arrival in Munich on 04.05.1942 to her death on 22.02.1943.

 

"The Story of My Wife" with Luna Wedler premiered in competition at the Festival de Cannes 2021. In the same year, she appeared in front of the camera together with Louis Hofmann for "Der Passfälscher" as well as for the book adaptations "Räuber Hotzenplotz" and "Was man von hier aus sehen kann".

In October 2022, "The Forger", which already celebrated its world premiere at the Berlinale 2022, was released in Germany. Just in time for the Christmas season, "Räuber Hotzenplotz" was released in cinemas. Luna Wedler also shot the adaptation of the novel "Jacob's Ross" directed by Katalin Gödrös, as well as the Netflix production "All the Light We Cannot See" by Shawn Levy.

 

At the 73rd Berlinale, the actress celebrated the world premiere with Margarethe von Trotta's "Ingeborg Bachmann - Reise in die Wüste" in the main competition. In 2023, Luna Wedler was in front of the camera for the feature film "Landesverräter" directed by Michael Krummenacher. She also filmed the road movie "Mariana Trench" directed by Eileen Byrne.

 

At the beginning of 2024, "Jacobs Ross" was released in Swiss cinemas. At the 74th Berlinale, Luna Wedler presented "Zeit Verbrechen - Deine Brüder" (Time Crimes - Your Brothers), the "Zeit Verbrechen" series consisting of four fictional, independent films, each inspired by an episode of the crime podcast.

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© Vincent Forstenlechner
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© Vincent Forstenlechner
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