54th Karlovy Vary Filmfest – Worldpremiere – CZ
Filmfest Munich – German Premiere – D
Filmfest Oldenburg – Opening FIlm – D
Filmkunstwochen Leipzig – D
Filmfest Zurich – CH
Hampton Int. Film Festival – USA
Chicago Int. Film Festival – USA

Awards @ Karlovy Vary Filmfest

Special Jury Price
Ecumenical Jury Price
“Best Actress” for Corinna Harfouch

Awards @ Munich Filmfest

Best Director – New German Cinema Section
Fipresci Critics Price Munich

Directed by
Jan-Ole Gerster

Produced by
Schiwago Film/Marcos Kantis

Music by
Arash Safaian – Soundtrack on Deutsche Grammophon feat. Alice Sara Ott and DKO Berlin

Played by

Alice Sara Ott (Piano) and the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin


It’s Lara’s 60th birthday, and she has every reason to celebrate: this evening, her son Viktor will be giving the most important piano concert of his career. Lara was, after all, the one who’d mapped out and driven his musical career. Yet Viktor has been unreachable for weeks and nothing indicates that Lara will be welcome at his debut performance. Without further ado, she buys up all the remaining tickets and hands them out to everyone she meets. The more Lara strives to make the evening successful, however, the more events get out of control.