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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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
SELECT AWARDS, NOMINATIONS & FESTIVALS:
- 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)