Lara by Jan-Ole Gerster

Genre:
Tragicomedy
Year:
2018
Language:
German
Format:
98 minutes
Starring:
Corinna Harfouch (DOWNFALL)
Tom Schilling (GENERATION WAR, OH BOY)
Rainer Bock (THE WHITE RIBBON, TWO LIVES, BARBARA)
Volkmar Kleinert
Directed by:
Jan-Ole Gerster (OH BOY)
Produced by:
Schiwago Film GmbH in co-production with Studiocanal
From the director of the European Film Award winning “Oh Boy”.

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.

 

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VARIETY: Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘Lara’

'Oh Boy' director Jan-Ole Gerster shifts the focus to an older generation in this nuanced portrait of a mother's frustrated artistic ambitions...



SCREENDAILY: 'Lara': Munich/Karlovy Vary Review

Corinna Harfouch is powerful as a jealous mother who struggles to cope with the prospect of her son's success where she has failed...