Everything is Wonderful
|Everything Is Wonderful|
|Directed by||Pia Mechler |
Stephanie Angel (Co-Director)
|Written by||Pia Mechler|
|Music by||Pacific Soundtracks|
|Cinematography||Hollis Meminger |
|Edited by||Pia Mechler|
The movie was based on an outline script and perceived through improvisation in rehearsals. It tells the story of a new friendship between two European immigrants, Maria and Lena, spanning one intense week in New York. Even though everything could be wonderful, they struggle to find happiness as they test the limits of their freedom and friendship.
Plot[edit | edit source]
The generational portrait and comedy Everything is Wonderful is the story of a new friendship between two European immigrants, Maria and Lena, spanning one intense week of New York summer.
They try to break out of their passiveness and explore what it means to find true happiness by testing the limits of their freedom and friendship. Some find them annoying and some are just like them.
Living a life without financial burdens, German-born Lena becomes increasingly bored with her seemingly carefree life in her beautiful Brooklyn apartment. Maria, a former Greek soap opera star, now waiting tables, mourns her unfulfilled dreams of being an actress in New York while feeling the pressure of settling down in a traditional married life, despite her preference for short-lived affairs. Everything could be wonderful, but somehow it isn't.
After Lena discovers her husband cheating, her and Maria start a week of crazy partying. Whenever they are together, they seem happy. Whenever they are apart, their lack of symbiosis fails them. They drink and party, make out with random men, sleep in the same bed and mimic each other's behavior. That seems to help until Maria finally, under the influence of Lena, quits her job and they both flee the city to the Hamptons. The beautiful nature surrounding them contrasts their crass behavior and forlornness. Just when they finally start dealing with their issues, their friendship takes an unsuspected turn.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Tonia Sotiropoulou as Maria
- Pia Mechler as Lena
- Alexis Georgoulis as Paulo
- Hannah Herzsprung as Julia
- James Cocker as James
References[edit | edit source]
- "Everything is Wonderful with Tonia Sotiropoulou premieres at Chelsea Film Festival". Greek Reporter.
- "Everything is Wonderful at the Thessaloniki Film Festival". Thessaloniki Film Festival.
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