A work of art both formally and technically accomplished, The Audition passes the entrance exam, and more.


The Audition

Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at a music high school. Despite the opposition of all the other teachers, Anna drives through the admission of a boy in whom she detects a remarkable talent. She will work with Alexander with great dedication and prepares him for the midterm exam -- neglecting her son Jonas at the same time. From her husband, the French violin maker Philippe Bronsky, she distances herself more and more. 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. With Alexander now her vehicle, she drives him ever onwards and upwards. Come the day of the exam events take a tragic turn...
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Ina Weisse
Ina Weisse, Daphne Charizani
Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

Director Ina Weisse (The Architect) crafts an absorbing drama about the wages of artistic ambition in The Audition (“Das Vorspiel”), where a violin teacher finds herself torn between hopes for a pupil, love for family and her own personal dreams. Starring the great Nina Hoss (Barbara), the film ...

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