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Ina Weisse – The audition #67SSIFF

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The director talks to FRED about her second feature film, based on the world of classical musicians in Berlin

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8 min. and 41 sec.

PODCAST | David Martos interviews Ina Weisse, director of the film The audition.

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Ina Weisse speaks of the family depicted in her film, her second after The architect, and says it’s a very modern one. The leading character, played by Nina Hoss, is a violin player that has not to take care of her child. She is only focused on her career, frustrated in some ways.

The audition: Anna is working as a violin teacher at a music high school in Berlin. Her French husband Bronsky is a violin maker. They have a ten-year-old son. At the annual entrance exam, Anna decides against the will of her colleagues for the admission of a boy in which she sees a great talent. She wants to prove to her colleagues that she was right about him and soon devotes more time and attention to her new student Alexander than to her own son Jonas and thus brings the two boys into competition with each other. At the same time, her marriage to Bronsky becomes more complicated.

To discover more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    David Martos
  • Guest
    Ina Weisse
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    The audition
  • Festival section
    Official selection
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