For my 60th birthday I took my closest family — those who were able to travel abroad— away for the weekend. I wanted to visit the Alternative Wolf and Bear Park in The Black Forest, Germany, and as we were a group of six, I pre-planned an adventure packed weekend.
For the first couple of nights, we stayed in a very unusual town that I found incredibly inspiring. Bad Wildbad is very pretty, very small, and nestles in the valley of the steep pine-hills that surround it. Dotted around are chalet style buildings. The main town is two streets.
We get to know Evie as a young girl growing up in the 70s. The granddaughter of a TV star. Sharpened by cynicism and suffering from a perceived lack of love and attention, she is needy for someone charismatic to endorse her existence.
As a middle aged woman Evie observes the unhealthy relationship of a girl and her boyfriend, the son of a friend who’s house she is staying in at the time. It is the catalyst that makes Evie reflect on her own youth, and how as a young teenager, she fell for a dark, edgy girl and became sucked into a cult.