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Germany, 2019, 95 min., Writer & Director: Sabrina Sarabi, Cast: Louis Hoffmann, Liv Lisa Fries, Johannes Nussbaum
In German with English subtitles.
Nineteen-year-old David dreams of being a concert pianist on the international stage. Although his talent made him special in his home town, he soon realizes that at the conservatory he is but one of many talented students. His classmate Walter is his strongest competitor, and not only musically. Only an affair with Marie, a confident voice major with a zest for life, gives him the courage to compete for a highly coveted scholarship in New York. Yet with expectations of him rising all around, David's life starts to get out of control.
Sabrina Sarabi (born in Kassel, Germany, in 1982) is a German-Hungarian-Iranian scriptwriter and director. She studied theatre and film studies at Utrecht University and film at Academy of Media Arts Cologne. She grew up in Germany and lived in the US, the Netherlands, and France. Her short films have been shown at many international film festivals such as Seattle, São Paulo, Giffoni, Molodist, and Encounters Bristol, amongst others, and won awards. During and after her studies she was a scholar at Cité internationale des arts Paris. In summer 2017, Sabrina shot her debut film Prélude, which was invited to show first images at the work in progress section of Les Arcs European Film Festival 2017. She is now working on her second feature, an adaption of the bestselling novel Niemand ist bei den Kälbern (No One Is Watching the Cows) awarded with the Förderpreis Friedrich-Hölderlin in 2018.