LARA

Directed by
Jan-Ole Gerster

Produced by
Schiwago Film/Marcos Kantis

Screenplay by Blaz Kutin

Music by
Arash Safaian
Soundtrack on Deutsche Grammophon

Played by
Alice Sara Ott (Piano)
and Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin

Synopsis

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.

Festivals

54th Karlovy Vary Filmfest – Worldpremiere – CZ
Filmfest Munich – German Premiere – D
Festival of German Film Ludwigshafen – D
Oldenburg Filmfest Opening Film – D
Leipzig Filmkunstmesse – D
Zurich Filmfest – CH
Haifa Int. Filmfest – ISR
BFI London Fim Festival – UK
EL GOUNA FF – EGY
43rd international film show / Sao Paulo – BR
Vancover Int. Film Festival – CAN
Hampton Int. Film Festival NY – USA
Chicago Int. Film Festival – USA
Ayvalik Film Festival- TUR
Zagreb Int. Film Festival – HR
Ljubljana Int. Film Festival – SL
23rd Black Nightsb Tallin Film Festival – EST
50th Int. Film Festival of India, Goa  – IND

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

Awards @Filmkusntwochen Leipzig

42. Gilde-Filmpreis – Bester Film (national)

Hamptons International Film Festival
Golden Starfish Award – Honorable Mention
Narrative Feature – Corinna Harfouch – Performance
Ljubljana International Film Festival
Special Mention Kingfisher Award
Blaz Kutin – Script