Anna is a violin teacher at a highly regarded Conservatorium who never is satis ed with anything but perfection. When she against the advice of her colleagues takes on the new student Alexander the challenge and her demands for his success becomes personal. Hundreds of hours of practice and desperate search for completion awaits before the final audition. Will Alexander pass the test, and if so at what cost? In Ina Weisse’s classical music drama The Audition German actress Nina Hoss plays the main character Anna and captures her essence, inner life and obsession with detail with complete presence. It’s a deeply impressing performance in a razor-sharp film about perfectionism, conscience and how destructive patterns can pass down generations.
– Daniel Tollefsen Altamirano