• Lara
  • Lara
  • Lara


by Jan-Ole Gerster Focus Competition

An autumn day in Berlin. Lara is turning 60 today. Technically, she would have every reason to be happy, as her son Viktor will be playing the most important piano concert of his career this very evening. After all, she is the one to whom he owes his musical career. However, Viktor is no longer responding to her calls, leaving no indication that Lara is welcome tonight. The retired civil servant, known for her discomforting unrestrained directness nonetheless sets off to the city with cigarettes and cash in hand. With resolution, she buys all remaining tickets for the concert and distributes them to anyone she meets that day. However, the more she struggles for a successful evening and a reconciliation with her son, the more she has to face her own demons. After his cult debut OH BOY, director Jan-Ole Gerster returns with a vicious and insightful character study, shaped to perfection by the extraordinary performance of his lead actress Corinna Harfouch.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2019
  • Runtime: 98 Min
  • Languages: German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director: Jan-Ole Gerster
  • Cast: Corinna Harfouch, Tom Schilling, André Jung, Volkmar Kleinert, Rainer Bock
  • Screenplay: Blaž Kutin
  • Cinematography: Frank Griebe
  • Editor: Isabel Meier
  • Sound: Magnus Pflüger
  • Music: Arash Safaian
  • Producers: Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald, Michal Pokorny
  • Co-Producers: Isabel Hund, Kalle Friz
  • Production Companies: Schiwago Film GmbH, StudioCanal (DE), RBB - Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE
  • World Sales: Beta Cinema
  • Swiss Distribution: Pathé Films AG
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