“(A) tightly wound portrait of a music teacher on the verge of a nervous collapse serves up another note-perfect Nina Hoss (Barbara) solo” –Variety

Nina Hoss stares with what is either concern or menace at ... someone.

Starts June 26!

Anna Bronsky 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.

A Film by Ina Weisse. With Nina Hoss (Barbara), Simon Abkarian, Jens Albinus, Ilja Monti & Serafin MishievGermany/France. In German and French with English subtitles. I 1.85 I Drama. Not Rated. 99 Mins.

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