Film USA Virtual Theatrical Premiere - The Audition (Das Vorspiel) (2019), dir. Ina Weisse

The Audition / Das Vorspiel - Virtual Cinema Premiere © Strand Releasing

Fri, 06/26/2020 -
Thu, 07/09/2020


This virtual cinema USA premiere of The Audition (Das Vorspiel) (2019), dir. Ina Weisse and starring Nina Hoss, is presented as part of a promotional partnership with the film's distributor, Strand Releasing.

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Find A Cinema & Buy Tickets Germany/France (2019), 99 min., German and French with English Subtitles
Director: Ina Weisse, Screenplay: Ina Weisse, Daphne Charizani Cinematography: Judith Kaufmann 

“Ina Weisse’s tightly wound portrait of a music teacher on the verge of a nervous collapse serves up another note-perfect Nina Hoss solo." - Variety

Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at a music-focused high school. Despite the opposition of all other teachers, Anna drives through the admission of a student, Alexander, in whom she detects a remarkable  talent. Committed, she prepares him for the intermediate exam and neglects her family – her son Jonas, whom she brings into competition with her new student, and her husband Philippe. Her colleague Christian, with whom she has an affair, persuades her to join a quintet. When she fails during their joint concert, the pressure mounts and she focuses all her attention on her student Alexander. Come the day of the exam, events take a tragic turn.

Source: Strand Releasing

Official US Trailer

The Audition - Zoom Q&A with Director Ina Weisse and Star Nina Hoss


- Longlisted for nomination, German Film Prize 2020

Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián 2019
- Nomination for the Golden Shell (Ina Weiss)
- Winner of the Silver Shell for Best Actress (Nina Hoss)

Filmfest Hamburg 2019
- Nominated for the Hamburg Producers Award for German Cinema Productions
- Nominated for the Art Cinema Award (Ina Weisse)

Stockholm International Film Festival 2019
- Winner of Best Actress in the Stockholm XXX Competition (Nina Hoss)