© Frank Griebe/Schiwago Film
© Frank Griebe/Schiwago Film

Special Presentation

Feb. 9, 2020 at 5:45 PM
Castro Theatre, San Francisco

Feb. 10, 2020 at 9:15 PM
Shattuck Cinemas, Berkeley

Northern California Premiere

98 min. Germany (2019)
German w/ English subtitles

Director: Jan-Ole Gerster
Starring: Corinna Harfouch, Tom Schilling, Rainer Bock, Volkmar Kleinert, Maria Dragus
Producer: Marcos Kantis
Screenwriter: Blaz Kutin
Director of Photography: Frank Griebe
Editor: Isabel Meier
Production: Schiwago Film, in co-production with STUDIOCANAL
World Sales: Beta Cinema

From the director of the European Film Award winning “Oh Boy”. 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 had 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.

Lara celebrated its World Premiere in the Official Competition of the prestigious Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic and its German premiere at the Munich Film Festival. At Karlovy Vary, the film was one of the biggest winners with the Crystal Globe Special Jury Prize, the Award of Ecumenical Jury, and the Best Actress Award for Corinna Harfouch.