It’s Lara’s 60th birthday, and she has every reason to celebrate: this evening, her son Viktor will be giving the most important piano concert of his career. Lara was, after all, the one who’d mapped out and driven his musical career. Yet Viktor has been unreachable for weeks and nothing indicates that Lara will be welcome at his debut performance. Without further ado, she buys up all the remaining tickets and hands them out to everyone she meets. The more Lara strives to make the evening successful, however, the more events get out of control.
JAN-OLE GERSTER is a Berlin-based writer and director. After working for German film production companies for several years he began studying Screenwriting and Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. His debut film OH BOY, which premiered at Karlovy Vary in 2012, became a domestic box-office success and was released in cinemas in over 20 countries and won numerous national and international awards, including the Audience and Jury Awards at Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers and the Tallinn International Film Festival, six German Film Awards and the European Film Award for Best Debut Film. He has just completed his second feature film LARA and is currently working on a screen adaptation of Christian Kracht’s best-selling novel Imperium.photo © Frank Griebe/Schiwago Film