THE AUDITION

A film by Ina Weisse

French Distribution • International Sales

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THE AUDITION

A film by Ina Weisse

With
Nina HOSS, Simon ABKARIAN, Serafin MISHIEV, Ilja MONTI, Jens ALBINUS

French Distribution • International Sales

Releases
French Release on 06-11-2019

Genre
Drama

Synopsis
Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at a music-focused high school. Despite the opposition of all the 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.

« Ina Weisse's tightly wound portrait of a music teacher on the verge of nervous collapse serves up another note-perfect Nina Hoss solo. »

Variety

« If some kind of icy faceoff were engineered between the troubled, seething music instructors of Michael Haneke’s “The Piano Teacher” and Ina Weisse’s “The Audition,” all bets would be off. »

Variety

« Lead actress Nina Hoss rises impressively to the challenge, fully inhabiting the mind and body of the flawed perfectionist at the core of The Audition. There are shades of Whiplash and The Piano Teacher in this story that centres on an off-kilter rapport between a demanding music teacher and a gifted student. »

Screendaily

« The result is a feature that could strike a chord with arthouse distributors in the market for quality drama and strong women’s stories. »

Screendaily

« Well-performed and crafted with the fine-tuned aesthetics of highbrow European arthouse flicks. »

The Hollywood Reporter

« [Nina’s] razor-sharp performance passes the audition with flying colors. »

The Hollywood Reporter

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Producers: Felix von Boehm (Lupa Film - Germany), Pierre-Olivier Bardet (Ideale Audience - France)
France Distribution: Les Films du Losange
International Sales: Les Films du Losange

Participation: ZDF/arte, Port au Prince Films, DFFF, MBB, MDM, FFA Mini-Traité/CNC, Panoptimo
Nationalities: Germany, France

Script: Daphné Charizani, Ina Weisse
Photographer: Judith Kaufmann
Editing: Hansjörg Weissbrich
Sound: Guillaume Sciama
Mixing: Bruno Tarrièr
Production Designer: Susanne Hopf
Costumes: Petra Kray

Duration: 99'
Sound Format: Stereo
Production Year: 2019