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

 

In early 2017, the actress was in front of the camera for the European series "The Team", as well as for the TV film "Zwiespalt" directed by Barbara Kulcsar and the feature film "Beast" by Lorenz Merz.

 

This was followed in the fall of 2017 by the shooting for the feature film "Das Schönste Mädchen der Welt" 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. Followed among others the Günter Rohrbach Film Award, the New Faces Award and the Bavarian Film Award.

 

She also received the 2018 Swiss Film Award for "Best Leading Actress" for "Blue my Mind." To that, the actress was in front of the camera for the feature film "Dem Horizont so nah". Directed by Tim Trachte, she takes 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 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 theaters on September 16, 2021. Prior to that, it premiered as a Berlinale Special Gala at the Berlinale 2021, and she was nominated for the German Film Award in the "Best Female Lead" category for her performance.

 

Since May 4, 2021, the actress can be seen in the Instagram project "Ich bin Sophie Scholl" as Sophie Scholl. On the Instagram channel @ichbinsophiescholl, the last 10 months of her life are told from her arrival in Munich on May 4, 1942 to her death on February 22, 1943.

 

"The Story of My Wife" premiered in competition at the Festival de Cannes 2021.

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