Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2019


Directed by Jan-Ole Gerster


Director: Jan-Ole Gerster
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2019
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Corinna Harfouch, Tom Schilling, André Jung, Volkmar Kleinert, Rainer Bock, Gudrun Ritter
18+ (no age rating)



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'd 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.

Meet the director


Jan-Ole Gerster

Jan-Ole Gester was born in Hagen in 1978. In 2003, he majored in film directing and scriptwriting at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin and directed several short films. His graduate film A COFFEE IN BERLIN, depicting a daydreamer drifting through Berlin, hat its world premiere at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2012 and won the Deutscher Filmpreis in six categories, including best feature film.


Screenplay: Bla┼ż Kutin
Director of Photography: Frank Griebe
Film Editor: Isabel Meier
Composer: Arash Safaian, Alice Sara Ott
Production Designer: KD Gruber
Costume Design: Anette Guther
Sound: Magnus Pflüger
Producer: Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald, Michal Pokorny
Production Company: Schiwago Film GmbH
Co-Producer: Isabel Hund, Kalle Friz
Co-Production Company: Studiocanal Film, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Arte
World Sales: Beta Cinema GmbH
Distributor: Studiocanal GmbH