Anna Bronsky works as a violin teacher at a conservatory. Against her colleague’s will, she agrees to teach a new student in whom she sees great talent. With full dedication, she prepares Alexander for his midterm exam –and, by doing so, not only neglects her own son Jonas but also drifts apart from her husband, the French violin maker Philippe Bronsky. Her colleague Christian, with whom she has an affair, talks her into playing the violin herself in a quintet. But when Anna loses it at a concert, her teaching of Alexander gets more and more aggressive. Then, on the day of the midterms, a fatal incident occurs…

Around The World in 14 Films 2019, presented by Christiane Peitz – in the presence of director Ina Weisse and the actress Nina Hoss

In cooperation with Fitz+Skoglund Agents



+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Das Vorspiel
Director: Ina Weisse
Screenplay: Daphne Charizani, Ina Weisse
Country: Germany, France 2019
Production: Lupa Film
Cast: Nina Hoss, Simon Abkarian, Jens Albinus, Ilja Monti, Serafin Mishiev, Sophie Rois, Thomas Thieme
Length: 99 min.
Language: German OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: Port au Prince Pictures
Festivals: Toronto, San Sebastián, Hamburg, Paris, Stockholm etc.
Awards: San Sebastián Best Actress, Stockholm Best Actress