Luna Wedler’s first leading role was in Lisa Brühlmann’s fiction film debut Blue My Head

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Swiss actress Luna Wedler was be called a “Shooting Star”, an yearly award-winning the ten most talented actors in Europe that will be shown at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival in February.

, born in 1999, is the youngest of the . Old 14, she had been cast to the film Amateur Teens, also a coming-of-age drama that won awards at the Zurich Film Festival and was nominated for the Swiss Film Award 2016.

Her first leading role was Lisa Brühlmann’s fiction film debut . Wedler plays 15-year-old Mia, whose entire existence is called into question as her body begins to change.  

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The Shooting Stars judges were clearly impressed. “Having a daring operation in Blue My Head, Luna Wedler stands tall as an bold actor,” the panel said on Tuesday. “She embodies an onscreen presence that’s breathtaking and intense, leaving us with the belief that she’s a natural ability to express strong feelings.”  

The Shooting Stars event is an initiative of (EFP), that places 37 European promotion and advertising organisations intending to boost European movies. Every one of the 37 EFP member countries can nominate a candidate.

During , that next season runs from February 15-25, the youthful talents have the opportunity to fulfill international film casting and professionals bureaus, in addition to participate in media events.  

Many have gone on to have successful film careers, such as Carlos Leal and Kacey Mottet Klein.  

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