Country: Germany, France
Director: Ina Weisse
Cast: Nina Hoss, Simon Abkarian, Jens Albinus, Ilja Monti, Serafin Mishiev, Sophie Rois
Runtime: 99 min.
Nervous psychological drama; benefit performance of the grandiose Nina Hoss
Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at the Conservatoire. Against the advice of her colleagues, she imposes the admission of a pupil, in whom she sees a great talent. With a lot of involvement, she prepares Alexander for the end-of-year exam and neglects her young son Jonas, who is also a violinist and ice hockey fan. She moves away more and more from her husband, so fond of him, the French "luthier" Philippe Bronsky. At the approach of audition, Anna pushes Alexander towards performances more and more exceptional. The decisive day, an accident occurs, heavy consequence.
Awards & Festivals:
San Sebastián International Film Festival – Silver Seashell (Best Actress)
Stockholm Film Festival – Best Actress
Toronto International Film Festival – participation
Haifa International Film Festival – participation
Hamburg Film Festival – participation
Tromsø International Film Festival – participation