Crime | Drama

Cinema Reborn: Wanda

Barbara Loden’s only feature-length directorial achievement is a stark portrait of a working-class woman (played by Loden herself) who breaks free of a miserable marriage, only to find herself on the lam with an abusive bank robber.

“Wanda was a revelation. Nothing had prepared me for her performance—or for the film itself. Here was an American depiction of outlaws that refused to glamorize. Here was an American movie that picked up where Italian neorealism had left off.” Amy Taubin, critic

“I believe there’s a miracle in Wanda,” Marguerite Duras”

Digital Preservation courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Preservation conducted by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, with funding provided by The Film Foundation and GUCCI.

Release DateFriday, 3 May 2019
RatingE15+ (Unclassified 15+)
Running Time1hr 42m
StarringBarbara Loden, Michael Higgins, Dorothy Shupenes
Directed byBarbara Loden
GenreCrime, Drama