The 67th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival (20–28 September 2019) will see THE AUDITION by Ina Weisse screen in the competition. The A-Festival in the Basque town is one of the most prestigious European film festivals in addition to Cannes, Venice and Berlin.
In her second feature film, director Ina Weisse (THE ARCHITECT) puts a woman under enormous personal and professional pressure in the spotlight. Exceptional actress Nina Hoss plays the female lead Anna Bronsky in THE AUDITION (DE/FR, Lupa Film, Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion). Anna teaches violin at a music school. At the entrance exams she champions young Alexander, in whom she sees great talent, against the wishes of her colleagues. She devotes much energy and attention preparing him for the next-stage exam - and neglects her son, Jonas.
The estrangement between Anna and her French husband Philippe, an instrument-maker, is also growing. Her colleague Christian, with whom she has an affair, convinces her to join a quintett. She fails during a concert of the quintett. Anna drives her student Alexander ever onwards and upwards. Come the day of the exam events take a tragic turn...
The festival will be announcing further films for its 2019 edition in the coming weeks.