CAST: Nina Hoss, Simon Abkarian, Jens Albinus DIRECTOR: Ina Weisse VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | WATCH NOW
Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at the Conservatoire. Against the advice of her colleagues, she imposes the admission of a pupil, in whom she sees a great talent. With a lot of involvement, she prepares Alexander for the end-of-year exam and neglects her young son Jonas, who is also a violinist and ice hockey fan. She moves away more and more from her husband, so fond of him, the French "luthier" Philippe Bronsky. At the approach of audition, Anna pushes Alexander towards performances more and more exceptional. The decisive day, an accident occurs, heavy consequence.
A treat that becomes a chilling enthrallment, one of those closely observed dramas you love -- for its intimacy, calm authority and mystery -- even before you begin to get what it's really about.Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Even when exposing her capabilities, the film maintains that she possesses a depth no one close to her-and not even Anna herself-can truly grasp.Anna Swanson, Cinema Scope