Feature Narrative Competition | 96 min | 2019

About the Film

On the evening of Lara's 60th birthday, her son Viktor, who is a professional pianist, is giving a very important concert. Lara is an incredibly demanding mother who has mapped out her son’s entire musical career, but Viktor has been unreachable for weeks and nothing indicates that his mother will be welcome at his debut performance. Unexpected events unfold, and Lara has to face the fact that with this concert, Viktor might finally break free from her grip. The film received multiple awards, including the Special Jury Prize at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Film Info

Section Feature Narrative Competition
Year 2019
Length 96 min
Language German with subtitles in English and Arabic
Country Germany
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Jan-Ole Gerster
Screenplay Blaz Kutin
Cinematography Frank Griebe
Music Arash Safaian
Editing Isabel Meier
Producer Marcos Kantis
Production Company Schiwago Film
Sound Design
Sound Hubertus Rath, Fabian Schmidt
Cast Corinna Harfouch, Tom Schilling, Rainer Bock, Volkmar Kleinert

Film Contacts

Directed by: Jan-Ole Gerster