The Audition

99 mins.
Directed by Ina Weisse
German and French with subtitles

Playing through Thursday, July 9.

  • Ticket price: $12 for viewing within a 2-day rental period.
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“Nina Hoss is impeccable.”–Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

Anna Bronsky (Nina Hoss) 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.