THE AUDITION

DAS VORSPIEL

By Ina WEISSE

UNIFRANCE - as PROMO

Drama - Completed 2019

Anna is a violin teacher at a music highschool in Berlin. At the annual entrance exam, she decides to admit a boy, Alexander, agaist her colleagues' will. To prove her colleagues wrong, Anna devotes a lot of time to Alexander. But soon enough a rivalry will start between Alexander and Anna's son...

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2019
Discovery
Stockholm FF 2019
Competition Best Actress
San Sebastian 2019
Best Actress Award for Nina Hoss
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ina WEISSE
    • Writer(s)
    • Daphné CHARIZANI, Ina WEISSE
    • Producer(s)
    • Felix VON BOEHM (Lupa Film), Pierre-Olivier BARDET (Ideale Audience)
    • Synopsis
    • Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at a music high school. Despite the opposition of all the other teachers, Anna drives through the admission of a boy in whom she detects a remarkable talent. She will work with Alexander with great dedication and prepares him for the midterm exam – neglecting her son Jonas at the same time. From her husband, the French violin maker Philippe Bronsky, she distances herself more and more. Her colleague Christian, with whom she has an affair, persuades her to join a quintet. When she fails during their joint concert the pressure mounts. With Alexander now her vehicle, she drives him ever onwards and upwards.
      Come the day of the exam events take a tragic turn...